The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane
Civic Youth Theatre Play
A SW Michigan Premiére
Each season, since the early 1940s, thousands of youth from the greater Kalamazoo area have been entertained and educated through attendance of or participation in our Civic Youth Theatre program. For many of our young patrons, a Youth Theatre production serves as an introduction to theatre as an art form. Youth involved in a production learn very quickly that it takes a lot of hard work to put on a show. As they memorize lines, paint scenery and collect props, they are also building friendships and develop self-confidence that will last them a lifetime.
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey - a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations: an older grieving couple who find comfort in Edward's presence, a hobo and his dog who introduce Edward to a whole community of homeless wanderers, a farmer in need of a scarecrow, a sad little boy and his very ill sister, and finally a doll mender and an old doll who teach Edward an invaluable lesson. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. Written by Newberry Award Winning author Kate DiCamillo, this modern "Velveteen Rabbit" story is sure to win your heart.
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"Beware: You might just fall in love with that elegant, somewhat self-satisfied white porcelain rabbit by the name of Edward Tulane."
- Chicago Sun-Times
Youth (Ages 9 to a Senior in High School)
Sunday, September 23rd at 4:00pm
Monday, September 24th at 4:00pm
November 9th - November 17th, 2018
FREE Inside the Civic Youth Audition Workshops
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
Friday, November 9th at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 10th at 1:00pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, November 10th at 4:00pm
Sunday, November 11th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 14th at 9:30am
Wednesday, November 14th at Noon
Thursday, November 15th at 9:30am
Thursday, November 15th at Noon
Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm (Meet the Company)
Saturday, November 17th at 2:00pm
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.