The Velveteen Rabbit
This enchanting version of the classic children’s story will touch your heart. Unbeknownst to Andrew’s grumpy nursemaid, there is a life to the playthings on the floor and in the toy cabinet when the lights go out in the nursery Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Horse, Model Boat and Velveteen Rabbit all spring to life. Actors represent the ’spirit’ of each toy-chattering, bickering and sharing their feelings in hilarious and touching interactions. With narration by the tender and grandfatherly Skin Horse Spirit, you’ll laugh and cry along with the characters as they endure the trials and tribulations of their unique experiences-especially the Rabbit Spirit, who learns about love when he gains the affection of the young boy. The raggedy stuffed bunny is with him every moment until Andrew comes down with scarlet fever and the doctor orders all bedding, including the much-loved toy, to be burned. Rabbit Spirit escapes that terrible fate by a ’hare,’ finding himself among the wild rabbits and the beautiful nursery magic fairy. With a late-Victorian flavor in the dialogue and costuming, this adaptation creatively and beautifully renders for the stage the miraculous story of a stuffed animal made real by a child’s love and a little magic.
Note: May 4 performance is a special performance for schools (must contact theatre for approval to attend this performance)
Cast List: Eve Emory- Andrea, Kathy Patterson- Nana, Ryan Oliver- Uncle Brad, Crystal Emory- Mother, Jay Perfater- Doctor, Seth Stillwell- Peavy, Nathan Oliver- Timothy Spirit, Blake Hydrick- Train Engine Spirit, Ty Tysinger- Skin Horse Spirit, Molly Emory- Model Boat Spirit, Tessa Ellis- Rabbit Spirit, Emily Hendon- Nursery Magic Fairy, Gavin Jeffery- Wild Rabbit One, Seth Watson- Wild Rabbit Two, Meagan Stillwell- Wild Rabbit Chorus, Madison Stillwell- Wild Rabbit Chorus, Whitney Porter- Wild Rabbit Chorus, Nianza Spears- Brown Rabbit Summer, Lonnience Thomas, Evan Baldwin, Jillian Dioguardi, Kaitlyn Kelley, Eliza Whitmire, Selah Coggins, and Brendan Perfater- Tree Spirits.