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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane MR9000

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Competition Version

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford. From the book by Kate DiCamillo.

Product Code: MR9000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 2w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $55/perf

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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. Based on Kate DiCamillo’s beautiful novel of the same name, the play is a theatrical tour de force for a small ensemble of actors and musicians.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code MR9000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Min. Royalty Rate $55/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619592667
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"We had a great time producing this show. It was received well at our contest and by our audience for our school performance. "
Review by Cory Mundy, The Christian School at Castle Hills, San Antonio, Texas
"A wonderful, fun, and heartwarming story for all ages."
Review by Katie Miller, Roosevelt High School, Lubbock, Texas

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We used a projection screen for telling the princess/warthog story. We also made Lucy the dog a puppet with a puppeteer."
Tip by Cory Mundy, The Christian School at Castle Hills, San Antonio, Texas

Media Reviews

“Beautifully written story … far more profound exploration of human (and canine) loneliness than you find in most works for children.” —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“This really is the most charming of narratives … you should be able to enjoy some post-show discussion as to why our attachments to our dolls or stuffed animals are so intense.” —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“Beware: You might just fall in love with that elegant, somewhat self-satisfied white porcelain rabbit by the name of Edward Tulane.” —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“So captivating—such an enchanting show for every age (whether you happen to be accompanied by children or not).” —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“Renders every element of DiCamillo’s book with faithfulness and flair.” —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 “It comes alive before your very eyes and sweeps you up into the warmth and comfort of its arms.” —Valley Screen and Stage: David Appleford’s Film and Theatre Reviews

“Your heart will both soar with the magic of what great theatre can create—and this is quite simply great theatre—and break with the heartache of loss and loneliness.” —Valley Screen and Stage: David Appleford’s Film and Theatre Reviews

 “Hilarious and heart-wrenching. … Edward Tulane is a triumph.” —azcentral.com

“It’s a fine story and one that challenges rather than coddles its audience.” —azcentral.com

“What’s truly wonderful about this adaptation is that it creates a world that couldn’t exist anywhere except on the stage.” —azcentral.com

“A testament to the (non)human spirit … an allegory of survival and hope.” —Chicago Reader

“If you are looking for a safe place to introduce your children to the harder truths of life, then this is a perfect opportunity to start these conversations.” —DC Metro Theatre Arts

 “This wonderful story is about the transformative power of love.” —Chicago Critic

“The play was miraculous in that every feasible emotion is felt while watching it!” —Momcapade

“Powerful storytelling. … Parents may want to tuck a tissue in their pockets.” —TheaterJones

“It is almost unbelievable that such an emotionally rich tale, full of heartbreak and loss, could entertain children. But, that is part of the magic of this beautiful story.” —The Column

“If you and your family only see one show this year, make it this one.” —The Column

“A work of magic.” —The Column

“Fully captures the imagination of adults and children alike, sweeping them away on this unforgettable epic journey that is, at times, heartbreaking and—ultimately—incredibly fulfilling.” —The Column

“Hartford treats DiCamillo’s book as delicately as he would … a china rabbit.” —The Column

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Wink High School Wink Texas 2/1/2023 5/26/2023
Weiss High School Pflugerville Texas 11/3/2023 11/5/2023
Aspermont High School Aspermont Texas 3/7/2023 5/20/2023
Timpson H S Timpson Texas 3/1/2023 4/28/2023
Grapevine High School Grapevine Texas 3/6/2023 3/31/2023
Bridgeport High School Bridgeport West Virginia 2/2/2023 4/1/2023
Waxahachie HS Waxahachie Texas 3/1/2023 5/7/2023
Eustace High School Eustace Texas 3/3/2023 5/6/2023
Joshua H S Joshua Texas 2/3/2023 4/28/2023
Hondo High School Hondo Texas 3/1/2023 5/19/2023
Klein Forest High School Houston Texas 4/27/2023 4/29/2023
Midland Senior High School Midland Texas 3/3/2023 5/7/2023
San Elizario H S San Elizario Texas 2/24/2023 5/7/2023
Nickle Theatre Calgary Alberta 4/26/2023 4/29/2023
Pius X High School Lincoln Nebraska 6/16/2023 6/16/2023
Horace High School Horace North Dakota 3/30/2023 4/4/2023
Marcus High School Flower Mound Texas 4/27/2023 4/29/2023
Patricia E. Paetow High School Katy Texas 5/6/2023 5/6/2023


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