The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

February 2 - 25, 2018 

Show Schedule:

Tueday - Thursdays at 10:30am

Fridays at 7:00pm - PJs & Play! 

Saturdays at  1:00 & 4:00pm

Sundays at  2:00 & 5:00pm

February 2-25, 2018

Synchronicity Theatre
at Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

By Dwayne Hartford 

Based on the Award-winning book by Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn Dixie)

Edward Tulane, a vain porcelain rabbit, learns how to love and discovers a true miracle in Dwayne Hartford's adaptation of the enchanting book by Kate DiCamillo (Two-time Newbury medal-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereux).

General Admission:  Children & Seniors $15+ | Adults $20+ 

Swanky Seats (Reserved Seating): Children & Seniors $25+ | Adults $30+

Every Friday is PJs & Play! Dress down in pajamas and enjoy free milk and cookies baked fresh by Rising Roll Cafe.

Sunday Feb. 11 at 2pm: Inside Scoop. Engage in a post show discussion coupled with a scoop of free ice cream. 

Group rates available. For any group of 10+ get a great discount.    

School matinee group pricing also available for groups of 10+
Contact Chelsea Pedano to create your group experience.


Josh Brook - Bull, Lawrence, Bryce, various. 

Caitlin Hargraves - Traveler, Lolly, Pellegrina, various. 

Jimmica Collins - Nellie, Sarah Beth, Abilene, various. 

Justin Walker - Edward Tulane 


Director - Mira Hirsch

Stage Manager - Julie Skryzpek

Assistant Stage Manager (Intern) - Kaitlin Gray

Courtney Loner - Production Manager 

Technical Director - Lizz Dorsey 

Assistant Technical Director - Karl Dickey

Facilities Manager - Lisa Green 

Scenic Designer - Jon Nooner 

Lighting Designer - Chris Crawford 

Lighting Assistants -Dakota Adams, Lee Anne Meeks 

Costume Designer - Linda Patterson 

Sound Designer - Dan Bauman

Properties Designer - Jillian Haughey

Master Carpenter - Matt Brohammer

Master Electrician - Elisabeth Cooper

About the Author: Kate DiCamillo

      "We get our ideas from listening and looking and eavesdropping and imagining.  Stories are everywhere. All you have to do is pay attention."

-Kate DiCamillo [On where writers get ideas]

               Kate DiCamillo is an American author whose award-winning children’s books have captured the hearts of thousands across the world.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kate suffered from chronic pneumonia, which then prompted her mother and brother to move her to Clermont, Florida at the age five. She later received a B.A. in English from the University of Florida, and took on various short-term jobs after graduation. One of those jobs included working in a book warehouse, where she fell deeply in love with children’s books.  Her first book, Because of Winn-Dixie [2000], was received extraordinarily well and was later awarded the Newbery Honor. 

               Since her success with Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate has written multiple other children’s books, including two Newbery Medal-awarded books, The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread [2004]and Flora and Ulysses [2014], as well as The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane [2006],which was awarded the Boston Globe Horn Book Award.   Kate currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and thinks of herself as being an “enormously lucky person” in that she is able to tell stories for a living.


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Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:

Learning about love and its importance, Family and friend relationships, Open-mindedness, Compassion, Overcoming hardship, Humility

Language: 2 of 5

Bullying and name-calling language such as “rude,” “witch,” ”heathens,” “bewitched,” ”vulgar woman,” “bum,” and “bully.”

Violence and Scariness: 3 of 5

Shadow princess turns into a warthog and is shot by hunters
Shadow figure cook butchers the warthog with the silhouette of a knife
There is an instance of kicking and shoving a character and his dog
Discussion of an abusive father stepping on a dolls head and smashing it
There is a scene in which the angry father (depicted through a shadow), slaps his son (however no physical touch is seen, just imitated through shadow and light)
Sarah Ruth, a sick little girl, coughs and eventually passes away (not gruesome)
Discussion surrounding Edward breaking his head, no depiction of the incident.

Sensory Advisories:  3 of 5

Bedtime story scene—darkened stage, heightened music, shadow figures
Multiple light and sound transitions in and out of darkness
Two scenes involve the use of loud and rhythmically quick drumbeats
Live music is used consistently throughout the show
Bedroom scene—giant shadow figure looms over Bryce and Sarah Ruth, sound of a slap across the face

Potentially Anxious Moments: 3 of 5

There is a scene in which two characters bully another
Edward is shown flying through the air multiple times throughout the show: off of a ship, into a garbage pile, off a train, and into the street.
There are discussions surrounding death and losing loved ones, as well as scene in which Sarah Ruth passes away from illness (very simple, not gruesome).
Discussion of hopelessness and the feeling of desperate loneliness

Other things to be aware of:

Most of the classes that attend this show on a field trip will be from grades 2-6.
The book this show is based on is typically recommended for anyone aged 7 and up.
Although there are moments of hopelessness throughout the show, the play employs beautiful storytelling, which keeps it moving and not dropping into the sadness for too long. It also has many playful and inspiring moments, and ends with a happy reunion, leaving the audience on a high note.

The play is approximately one hour and a half, including a 10-minute intermission.

This play is a very faithful adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Reading the novel is a great way to get a sense of the material. 

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