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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 15 2015

At one point in his journey, a happy hobo (Kelvin Roston Jr.) tells Edward Tulane, a china rabbit, "It’s better to be lost in the company of others," which might just be my favorite of the life lessons from this moving story. Edward is first lost when he's tossed overboard, away from his ten-year-old keeper; he goes on to be adopted by the hobo and his dog, a dying girl and her brother, and a fisherman and his wife, among others. "I learned how to love, and it is a terrible thing," he declares late in the play, and we can’t much argue with him given his successive losses. I could say the work, adapted by Dwayne Hartford from Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Award-winning book, is a testament to the (non-)human spirit, or an allegory of survival and hope; but I think you should just see it for the magic of this production, which features four actors in multiple roles as well as music, dance, and puppetry. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $39, $28 children; $10 balcony rush tickets also available


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