Fantasy. Adapted by James Still. From the classic story by Margery Williams.
Cast: 10 either gender (doubling possible). With successful productions at theatres around the country, this fantasy play is enjoyable to all groups (including adults), and appropriate for holiday productions. The fantasy is filled with action and humor, and the costumes for the toys can be great fun! Written as a "memory play," The Velveteen Rabbit is an emotional journey through time, as told through the eyes of a young man looking back on his childhood. By reliving the relationship between his 4-year-old self and his favorite toy, the velveteen rabbit, he rediscovers the true meaning of friendship. Central to the story is, of course, the velveteen rabbit, who is introduced to the idea of becoming real by the old rocking horse. The play explores the rewards of loyalty, the poignancy of loss, and the wonderful, surprising powers of love. Unit set. Simple or elaborate costumes, as desired. Approximate running time: 55 minutes.