The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Kate Di Camillo, Newbery-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, and Flora and Ulysses. Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford.

At Missouri History Museum
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park

Public Performances

December 5, 1 pm

December 9, 7 pm

December 11, 1 pm and 4 pm

December 16, 7 pm

December 18, 1 pm and 4 pm

December 26 – 30, 2 pm

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return”

—eden ahbez

Edward Tulane is a toy who cares for nobody but himself. Ripped from the arms of the little girl who adores him, this privileged china rabbit is thrown into a life-changing adventure.

From the depths of the ocean to the top of a garbage heap, Edward discovers what it means to open his heart on his extraordinary journey home. With themes of family, home, empathy and redemption, this play is the perfect way to celebrate the warmth of the holiday season.

The the play duration is 70 minutes.

Praise for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

“Perhaps no other current American children’s book writer has appeared on the scene so quickly or so brightly as Kate DiCamillo. . . . The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, may well be her best. . .”

— New York Times Book Review

  • Winner, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for children’s fiction
  • Winner, Parents’ Choice Award for fiction
  • Finalist, Quill Awards for children’s chapter books
  •  Named U.S. National Education Association “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children”

Special Exhibition

While you are at the Missouri History Museum, don’t miss the TOYS of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibition featuring Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Wham-O, Spirograph, Hot Wheels and many more!

Toys of the 50s, 60s ad 70s at the Missouri History Museum


School Performances

The Missouri History Museum

December 5, 9:30 am

December 6-9, 12-16, and 19-21, 10 am

Pricing: $8 per student, one chaperone admitted free per 20 students.

For more information or to take your students to see The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at the Missouri History Museum, contact Metro Theater Company’s Community Engagement Manager at community at metroplays dot org or call 314.932.7414, extension 106.

Download a printable flyer for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Download the Edward Tulane Education Guide