The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (24th St Theatre)
Renowned for presenting sophisticated and provocative theater that appeals to both kids and adults, 24th Street Theatre puts a cutting edge spin on a seemingly simple tale. The Los Angeles premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford from the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, opens on April 6 at 24th Street's converted carriage house on the edge of L.A.'s historic West Adams historic district. Low-priced previews take place on March 9 and 10.
In this powerful and highly stylized story, Edward Tulane is a porcelain rabbit who must learn the meaning of love: what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again.
Edward Tulane is the latest in a string of 24th Street productions, including Walking the Tightrope, Man Covets Bird, Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass (each one a Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice") and ICE to tackle provocative, emotionally rich subjects that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, separately or together. In addition to sharing 24th Street's trademark sensibility with its predecessors, Edward Tulane utilizes the same award-winning creative team, including director Devine; set designer Keith Mitchell; video designer Matthew Hill; lighting designer Dan Weingarten; sound designer Christopher Moscatiello; and costume designer Shannon Kennedy. The ensemble features Jennifer Hasty, Brady Richards and Rachel Weck in multiple roles, and Carlos Larkin as the voice of Edward. The production is scored live by Bradley Brough and presented with Spanish supertitles.
Reservations and other information can be found at http://www.24thsreet.org/