The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Date: June 25, 2023 — August 12, 2023
Days & Times:

In the Outdoor Theater
All Shows at 7:30 pm
Sunday - Thursday June 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Sunday/Monday July 9, 10, 16. 17, 23, 24. 30, 31
Tuesday - Saturday August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Running Time: 90 Minutes
Price: $25

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford from the book by Kate DiCamillo
Directed by Maura Hanlon
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
Edward Dolls designed and constructed by Rachel Anne Healy and Timothy Mann.
Edward Doll clothes designed and constructed by Rachel Anne Healy and Megan Turner.


Edward Tulane is a vain porcelain rabbit, more concerned with his wardrobe than the affection of Abilene, the little girl who loves him. Lost overboard on a trip abroad, Edward begins a 20-year journey to learn what it means to love, the pain of losing that love, and the courage it takes to love again. This beautiful theatrical adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s award-winning tale is ensemble storytelling at its best. Do not mistake this for a children’s show; this captivating story is for adults as well as families, and tackles important themes of love and loss.

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Macklin Devine (Musician/Edward) most recently appeared at Cape Rep in the world premiere of Archibald Avery which he both cowrote with his brothers, Paddo and Seamus Devine, and performed in, as well as the Shepherd in YoCo’s Winter’s Tale and Ghost/Player Ensemble in Waiting for Ham. He also appeared as Edward/musician in the first The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Puck in Rock the Bard: Midsummer. One of Macklin’s favorite theater memories is when he appeared as Odysseus in the YoCo production of The Odyssey. Other credits: Cape Rep: Shakespeare in Love (Webster), Billy Elliot the Musical (Tall Boy/Posh Boy), Jerusalem (Markie), and Mamma Mia!; with YoCo: Great Expectations (Herbert/Pip), Macbeth (Witch 1/Murderer1), Once In a Lifetime (Lawrence Vail); Harwich Junior Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill); Romeo in 4C’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Macklin is the bassist and backup vocalist for the rock band Club 9 Ball.


Ian Hamilton (Abilene’s Father/The Witch/Martin/Nellie/Bull/Doll) is delighted to be bringing Edward Tulane back to the stage. Ian has been in and around plays since childhood, performing at venues from Harwich to Provincetown. Aside from his work as an actor, Ian teaches drama at Nauset Regional High School, coaches acting with Cape Rep’s Young Company, and works as Program Director at Brewster Day Camp. Ian would like to thank Mo, Nell, Baylie, Alex, Macklin, and Brielle for making this re-mounting a ridiculously good time. 

Abilene/Lucy/Sarah Ruth/etc

Nell Hamilton (Abilene/Margory/Lucy the Dog/Sarah Ruth/
Neal/The Shopper) couldn’t be happier to be revisiting Edward Tulane with this remarkable crew! Nell was a member of the Young Company for six years, and credits YoCo for much of her success at Connecticut College, where she is studying theater. Favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet in Yoco’s Waiting for Ham, and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. She sends all her love and gratitude to fam and friends.


Baylie Hartford (Traveler/Pellegrina/Lolly/The Watchman/Old Lady/Marlene/Lucius Clarke) is delighted to return to Edward Tulane! With Cape Rep’s Young Company, she has appeared in Once In a Lifetime, The Odyssey, Great Expectations, and Macbeth. Other acting credits include A Christmas Carol at CCTC/HJT and Macbeth at Brown University, where she studies Arabic and Visual Storytelling. She would like to give a hearty thanks to everyone at Cape Rep!


Alex Murray (Princess/Amos/Lawrence/Jack/Bryce/Old Doll) is so excited to be back performing at Cape Rep after appearing in Mamma Mia last summer! During the year, she spends her time at Marymount Manhattan College, studying for her BFA in Musical Theatre. Most recently, she was seen in the ensemble of Marymount’s production of Head Over Heels, and this upcoming Fall, she can be seen in Marymount’s production of The SpongeBob Musical. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous support!



Maura Hanlon (Director) is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep Theatre where she has directed many, many productions. She is delighted to bring this beautiful show back to the Outdoor Theater stage with such a wonderful group of talented artists! Mo’s most recent and most favorite directorial outing was Cape Rep’s 2023 season opener of the world premiere musical Archibald Avery written and composed by her three sons, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin Devine. Other recent credits include Winter’s Tale with the 2023 Young Company, and last season’s Prelude to a Kiss and Tumacho. Favorite directing credits: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Indecent, Men on Boats, Failure: A Love Story, Jerusalem, Eurydice, Wintertime, The Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep) and Peter Pan and Wendy (HJT). She is the founder of Cape Rep’s Young Company (YoCo) where she has directed all of their 7 shows—many of the actors you will see tonight were in them! A sometime-actor, she was last seen on stage at Cape Rep last summer reprising the role of Rosie in Mamma Mia! She is a frequent sound designer (Prelude to a Kiss, Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise, My Name is Asher Lev, to name just a few), and an occasional playwright (Good Bye Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace!, which she also composed, and Alice in Wonderland, along with many adaptations for YoCo with Janine Perry). Mo is a Holy Cross grad, studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. Extra-special thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Paddo, Seamus, Macklin and Art.

Assistant Director/Stage Manager

Brielle Whalen (Assistant Director/ Stage Manager) just finished her first year at Hamilton College, studying theater, film, and classics. She is thrilled to be back at Cape Rep for the revival of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Acting since age 10, she got her start at Cape Rep as one of the founding members of the Young Company. In addition to acting and directing, Brielle is an avid baker and showcases her favorite recipes on her website: She would like to thank Mo and the wonderful cast for making this production possible!

Scenic Design

Ryan McGettigan (Scenic Design) Ryan is a Houston-based scenic designer of theater, opera, and dance working across the country and Europe. He is the Resident Designer at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA as well as a Company Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and the Classical Theatre Company of Houston. Regional Credits: Theatre under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Cape Rep, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Legacy Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company. Opera and Dance: Glimmerglass Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, HGOco, Open Dance Project, and the Houston Ballet.

Lighting Design

Daisy Long (Lighting Design) is a lighting designer for theater, opera, music and dance. She is thrilled to be with Cape Rep this year! Credits include Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Keen Company, Abingdon, Alliance Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Wexford Festival Opera, BAM, The Shed, Speakeasy Stage Company (IRNE Award for The Scottsboro Boys), and TADA! Youth Theater (National Youth Arts Award for The Perfect Monster). She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, Roundabout Teaching Artist and was the 2022-23 Visiting Lighting Design Professor at Syracuse University. Member, USA 829. IG: @daisyglong

Costume Design

Holly Erin McCarthy (Costume Design) has previously designed at Cape Rep Theatre for The Fantastical House of Maya Mouse, Peter & The Starcatcher, Mr. Burns, Lyle the Crocodile, and for The Young Company.  She is also the Director and Costume Designer of this summer’s outdoor kids’ show, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. 

Music Consultant (2021)

Nick Nudler (Music Consultant) was born and raised in Westford, MA. Some of his favorite shows he’s been a part of have been: From the Heart of the Wreck, Indecent, Noises Off!, Shakespeare in Love, and Rough Crossing at Cape Rep Theatre; The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth at Shakespeare & Company; Jesus Christ Superstar, As You Like It, and The Importance of Being Earnest at CT Repertory Theatre; and the devised piece, Ziggy Bacchus and the Maenads from Mars. He performed his one-man show The Old Names at Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s New Works Festival. He received a BFA in Acting from UConn, where he studied at the Theatre Academy of London for a semester. His hair comes courtesy of his brilliant mother Julie and Apollo, God of the Sun. Look out for his and Kirsten Peacock’s upcoming workshop of their new devised piece, Jason & Medea this September!

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