The Velveteen Rabbit
adapted for the stage by Janet Allard
from the book by Margery Williams
directed by ​​​​​Beth Lopes
May 24, 2019 - June 9, 2019


For nearly a century, this beloved classic has captivated and charmed children and adults, alike. Lonely and forgotten, a stuffed rabbit longs to be real. When another toy is lost, he quickly becomes a little boy’s new favorite. As the rabbit’s dapper appearance gets worn and shabby from play, a wonderful change begins to happen. A moving story about the power of love—and a little bit of magic.

Previews: May 24-June 1, 2019
Regular Performances: June 1-9, 2019

Recommendation: Grades K–6. Theatre for Young Audiences … and Their Families is just that, a multi-generational experience for all ages (unfortunately, no children under the age of four and babes-in-arms). The only requirement is that each audience member occupies a seat and sits quietly through the performance while having a wonderful time

Running Time: Theatre for Young Audiences performances are never more than 90 minutes.

Margery Williams was born in London in 1881 and first came to the United States at the age of nine. For the rest of her life, she lived alternately in England and America. Her first novel was published when she was 21, but she turned to writing for children in 1922 with the publication by Doubleday of The Velveteen Rabbit, the first and best-known of her 30 books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village, New York. She died there in 1944.


​Olivia and Alan Slutzky

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