If you ever loved someone or even something, felt the joy of loving, the anguish of loosing it, and finding courage to love again, you would definitely want to see The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane!
On the surface, the story is about a toy rabbit as it travels through the lives of different people who possess it. What you realize as you're watching the show is how much this is a reflection of our lives. Where the world is very much outside of you when you're young, and how through your development the world becomes a part of you. In the beginning, the rabbit brings joy to those around it. It supplements what's missing in the people's lives it touches as it moves through time, all the while, rather focused on its own appearance and needs.
What is learned by the rabbit after the rigor of time has taken its own toll on it, is ultimately the value of how it's having been there for those people had truly mattered. For those it had comforted and loved. A beautiful story, many of us have lived in our own way, often makes a line straight to the heart, and reminds us that the journey is half of the gift of life.
"What is so powerful and moving is that we see firsthand what happens -- the consequences -- when someone is unable to love, or even to grasp the concept," says director Debbie Devine. "Edward finally learns -- but only through hardship, pain and heartbreak...."
I highly recommend taking your kids (7+) to learn a very valuable lesson about love. The performers are extremely talented, and the story, even though is very deep, is very engaging for both kids and adults.
The performances of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane take place from April 6, 2019 through May 19, 2019 on Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm, at 24th Street Theatre. 24th Street Theatre is a multiple award-winning professional theater company with a unique connection to its local inner-city community.
Tickets to all performances are $24 for adults, $10 for kids under 16, and $15 for students, seniors and teachers. 24th Street Theatre is located at 1117 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Secure parking is available for $5 in the lot on the southwest corner of 24th and Hoover. The theater is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservation and information, call (213) 746-6516 or go to www.24thstreet.org.
Disclaimer: I was invited to The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Looking for a great Summer Camp for your children? Find hundreds of camps from Sports to Educational to Sleep Away Camps, Museum Camps and More!