Clarksville, TN – Sure to enchant both the young and the young at heart, a heartwarming tale about the enduring power of love comes to life at the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville’s oldest professional live theatre, this fall. “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.”
The “Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tunlane”, based on the beloved novel by Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie), opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 6:00pm.
In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 5:30pm that evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.
Adapted by Dwayne Hartford and directed by Ryan Bowie, The “Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tunlane” features the talents of David Graham, Melody Lieberman, Caitie L. Moss and John Tupy, alongside puppetry, music and dancing.
The play follows the adventures of Edward Tulane, an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but the vain and self-centered Edward cares for no one other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey.
As years pass, Edward meets many different people in various situations — an older grieving couple, a farmer in need of a scarecrow and a doll mender with an old doll — who teach Edward an invaluable lesson. Through this journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.
The “Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tunlane” is produced in part by Austin’s Beauty College and presented through special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
Performances are September 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and October 4th at 6:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, October 5th.
Tickets are $25.00 (adults) and $15.00 (13 and under) and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). In the absence of weekday performances, APSU students, military and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Friday performances during the run.
About the Roxy Regional Theatre
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.