Edward Tulane

March 21-29

Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo
Music by Paola Prestini
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Lost Hearts Can Find Home Again

Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo, Edward Tulane takes us on a miraculous journey, from the depths of the deep blue sea to the streets of Memphis. Perfect for the young and young at heart, this elegantly whimsical Minnesota original shows us a true miracle—that if you open your heart, you can find home.


Performed in English with English captions projected above the stage.


Approximately one hour and 58 minutes with one intermission.

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Ordway Center for Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Age Recommendation

Edward Tulane explores complex themes such as death and loss and is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Children ages 6 and older are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Each audience member must have a ticket.

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Act I

One Christmas Eve, a young girl named Abilene receives a large stuffed rabbit from her parents as a gift. She instantly falls in love with the rabbit and calls him Edward Tulane…

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