“Every time a new person comes into our lives, we start off on a new adventure…you must keep your heart open, ready to love and to be loved.”

An exquisitely fashioned toy china rabbit, Edward Tulane, experiences deep love and loss on a tumultuous 20 year journey. Edward, a self-important toy companion to a young girl, obsesses over his vast array of lovely outfits rather than forge new relationships. When unexpected forces come into play he discovers what truly matters; to love and to be loved.

Discussion topics:
  • Self-Discovery
  • Honoring Differences
  • Love


Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation: For Ages 6+

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes, including intermission.

Tickets start at $20.


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Special Performances

“An enchanting experience”

Broadstreet Review

Additional Resources

Enjoy articles, activities, interviews, and behind-the-scenes photos in our Active Audience Guide!

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Cast / Creative

Kalia Estes


Rafael Molina

The Musician

Lucas Oktay


Esteban Ortiz-Villacorta


Natalia Ortiz-Villacorta

Sarah Ruth

Zoe Papadakis


Lorenzo Roberts

The Man

Porscha Shaw

The Woman

Rhonda J. Siokowski

The Traveler

Mika Kita Wellington

Sarah Ruth

Production Team

Courtney Sale Director

Carey Wong Scenic Designer

Trevor Bowen Costume Designer

Connie Yun Lighting Designer

Robertson Witmer Composer

Chris Walker Sound Designer

Annett Mateo Puppet Designer & Coach

Angie Louise Musician & Conductor

Jessica C. Bomball Stage Manager

Kiera Krieg Production Assistant

Amy Jurkiewicz Youth Cast Supervisor

Anna Vraney Intern Stage Manager

Reading List

For Children and Young Adults:

The Underneath
Kathi Appelt

The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Become Real
Margery Williams

Matt de la Peña

Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic
Emily Jenkins

Two Bobbies
Kirby Larson

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin

A.A. Milne

Red Ted and the Lost Things
Michael Rosen

Killer Whale Eyes
Sondra Simone Segundo
Created from Haida stories passed down through the years, Segundo tells the tale of a beloved young girl born with special eyes that connect her to the sea and its creatures, and how her village must cope with their grief when she is lost to that sea. This story of love, loss, home and transformation explores the power of interconnectedness.

For Adults Working with Children and Young Adults:

Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond
David Long

F is for Feelings
Goldie Millar and Lisa Berger
Created by two clinical psychologists, this picture book of emotions, and actions associated with emotions, includes guides and exercises for adults, making it a perfect tool for caregivers to explore the range of emotions with their kiddos.


Kate DiCamillo’s official website


Booklist prepared by Deborah Sandler
The Seattle Public Library