Filament Announces “Edward Tulane” Cast and Designers

Filament Theatre has announced the cast and design team for “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” based on Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo’s best selling book, and adapted by Dwayne Harford.

Directed by Kathryn Walsh, the cast includes Nik Kmiecik as the Musician voicing the inner thoughts of Edward Tulane with Juanita Andersen, Mariah Copeland, and resident artist Alejandro Tey filling out the rest of the characters. Kathryn Incardona and Laila Sauer will understudy.

Pictured (top, l to r): Juanita Andersen, Mariah Copeland (bottom, l to r): Nik Kmiecik, Alejandro Tey

The production team includes resident artists Timothy McNulty (original music), and Noël Huntzinger (costume design), with set design by Sarah Watkins, sound design by Matthew Chapman, lighting design by Jessica Carson, stage management by Sarah Collogne and Emma Franklin, and production assistance from Danny Kapinos, Cat Perez and Auden Granger.

In the words of one young Filament patron, the story of Edward Tulane is “happy, then sad, then all mixed up.” Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit and can neither move nor speak.

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” runs March 30 – May 26. For more information including age recommendations, visit filamenttheatre.org

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