Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Players Club of Swarthmore's presentsThe Velveteen Rabbit


The Velveteen Rabbit 

Saturday, November 30th at 11:00am and 3:00pm; 
Saturday, December 7th 11:00am and 3:00pm; 
Saturday, December 14th at 11:00am and 3:00pm.  

With the holiday season upon us, The Velveteen Rabbit is a perfect story to warm our hearts and remind us what’s important in life – love and friendship.  This musical adaptation of Margery Williams’ book is brought to life onstage by a talented local cast of adult actors and singers.

Recommended for children ages four and up, this tale recounts the love between a boy and his favorite toy.  Our story opens with the Rabbit being new and lonely in the toy chest [haven’t we all felt out of place at some point in our lives?].  The other toys deride his inability to “do” anything … until the Skin Horse teaches him “It isn’t what you do, it’s who you are,” and sings to him about becoming REAL.  Sure enough, in time, the Boy begins to love the Rabbit, and when he says to Nana, “He’s not a toy!” the dream comes true.

When the Boy gets scarlet fever, the Rabbit’s constant vigil helps save him.  But later the Doctor orders that everything the Boy has touched, including toys, must be burned.  Just as it seems all hope is lost, the Nursery Magic Fairy appears and makes the Rabbit really real.

All of the Children's Series productions will be performed on The Players Club of Swarthmore's Raymond W. Smith stage on the second floor.  Adult tickets are $10.00 each and Children under 12 are $8.00, cash or check only.  This show is recommended for ages 4 and up.  All tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance.
For more information:  www.pcstheater.org

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