The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


Date: August 24, 2021 — August 29, 2021
Days & Times:

Tuesday - Sunday at 7 pm

Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission
Price: $20

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford from the book by Kate DiCamillo
Directed by Maura Hanlon

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.


Summary

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.

 
All Cape Rep staff and cast members have been fully vaccinated. Patrons who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask for this production. We request patrons who are not vaccinated to please wear a mask.
 

This production was made possible with the generous support of the Davenport Foundation and our season sponsors:

Cast

Musician/Edward
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Macklin Devine (Musician/Edward) most recently appeared as Puck in Rock the Bard: Midsummer. Macklin has also appeared as Odysseus in Cape Rep’s Young Company (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); as well as Romeo in 4c’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Macklin is also the bassist and backup vocalist for the rock band Club 9 Ball. Macklin hopes to become a professional musician/actor and is delighted to be a part of this production. Thank you to the cast and creatives, and to my parents and my brothers for all their support. 

Martin/Nellie/Bull/etc
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Ian Hamilton (Martin/Nellie/Bull/etc) Ian is overjoyed to return to the Cape Rep stage with the Young Company for another performance. A 2021 graduate of Wheaton College, Ian has served as an assistant instructor for the YoCo since 2018, and would like to thank his Theatre mother, Mo, and his actual mother, Julie, for making YoCo the program it is today.

Abilene/Lucy/Sarah Ruth/etc
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Nell Hamilton (Abilene/Lucy/Sarah Ruth/etc) Nell is having a blast with her fellow YoCo members in Edward Tulane! In addition to performing with YoCo since its inaugural year, her Cape Rep appearances include Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot, and Evita. Nell is a rising senior at Nauset High School and looks forward to continuing her studies in theatre post-graduation. Thank you Mo for this incredible experience! 

Traveler/Pellegina/etc
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Baylie Hartford is a recent Sturgis Public Charter School grad and is headed to Providence to study at Brown University this fall. She has been fortunate to be a part of the Young Company at Cape Rep since its inception five years ago; favorite YoCo roles include Penelope in The Odyssey and Macbeth in Macbeth. Baylie is thrilled to be working with Mo and this amazing cast. Thank you Cape Rep!

Amos/Lawrence/Bryce/etc
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Mia Lima (Amos/Lawrence/Bryce/etc) Mia is an eighteen-year-old rising senior at Nauset Regional High School and is approaching her fifth year as a Cape Rep YoCo member having appeared in Great Expectations, The Odyssey, and Once in A Lifetime. Her hobbies include dancing, singing, and learning how to play the piano.


Creative

Director
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Maura Hanlon (Director) is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep and founder of the Young Company (YoCo). She is thrilled to be doing this production with these inaugural YoCo members with whom she has been working closely for many years. Mo’s most recent directorial credits include this season’s Noises Off and six original 10-minute plays by Cape Cod playwrights with the 2021 Young Company. Favorite directing credits include Indecent, Men on Boats, Failure: A Love Story, Jerusalem, Eurydice, Wintertime, The Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep) and Peter Pan and Wendy (HJT). For YoCo, Mo directed Once in a Lifetime, The Odyssey, Great Expectations and Macbeth. She is a sometime-actor, ( Mamma Mia!, Fun Home), a frequent sound designer (Top-dog/Underdog, The Bottom of the Sky), and an occasional playwright (Good Bye, Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace!, which she also composed, Alice in Wonderland, and YoCo adaptations). Mo is a Holy Cross grad, studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. Thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Art, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin. Up next? Directing local performer/playwright Joanne Callum Powers in her new one-woman show. 

Assistant Director
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Brielle is a senior at Sturgis West and has been involved with Cape Rep through the Young Company for five years. She is excited to be trying her hand at directing and wants to thank Mo and the cast for making such a great show!

Scenic Design
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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. Recent and Upcoming: Theatre under the Stars: A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening. Atlanta Opera: Glory Denied. Napa Music Festival: Goodbye, Mr Chips.  More at www.RyanMcGettigan.com

Costume Design
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Holly Erin McCarthy (Stage Manager, Costume Designer) in the past 20 years with Cape Rep Theatre, Holly has worn many hats – sometimes literally. Holly wrote, directed, and costumed this summer’s The Fantastical House of Maya Mouse, and has costumed previous productions here such as Peter and the Starcatcher, Mr. Burns, and Lyle the Crocodile. She sends thanks to Macklin, Mia, Nell, Ian, Baylie, Brielle, and Mo for welcoming her on this Miraculous Journey! 

Music Consultant
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Nick Nudler (Music Consultant) Nick was born and raised in Westford, MA. Some of his favorite shows he’s been a part of have been: Noises Off, Indecent, Shakespeare in Love, Hairspray, 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 Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and Apollo, God of the Sun. His website is: NickNudler.com. 

Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio

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