The Frederick Gunn School Theatre Program is excited to present the Connecticut Premiere of “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” adapted by Dwayne Hartford based on the book by Kate DiCamillo, and directed by Kent Burnham, Director of Theatre Arts. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on November 11-12 in the Tisch Family Auditorium of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center. The play will also be available on Saturday at 7 p.m. via livestream for those unable to attend in person.
“We are thrilled to be back in the theatre, sharing this wonderful story with students, faculty, staff, and the community,” Burnham said. "The story of Edward Tulane is a fantastic and poignant story about learning to love and be loved, and how we all play various roles for various people at various stages in our lives. It takes bravery to learn from our losses, to be willing to open our hearts, to connect, and to continue to move forward. We, the viewer, are allowed to witness Edward as he goes on a 20-year journey to learn what it means to love, the pain of losing that love, and the courage to love again.”
The Thursday and Friday evening performances are reserved for students, faculty and staff only. Friends, family and the community are welcome to attend the performance on Saturday. If you plan to attend, please complete our online registration form and upload a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine card by November 12 at 12 p.m. To RSVP after November 12 at 12 p.m., please email your request to The Frederick Gunn School Marketing & Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the total number of people attending in your party. Attendees who have not uploaded a COVID vaccine card via our online registration system will be asked to show proof of COVID vaccination at the door.
The play is 90 minutes in length and will be performed without an intermission. No food or drink is allowed inside the Tisch Family Auditorium. Masks are required inside the arts and community center.
This play is being produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc., of Woodstock, Illinois. “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” was originally commissioned, developed and produced at Childsplay in Tempe, Arizona. David P. Saar, artistic director, Steve Martin, managing director.