The Velveteen Rabbit
by Kevin Del Aguila
Based the book by Margery Williams
Directed by Deb Williams
March 2-16, 2018 | Pre-K – Grade 3
at the Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island
Running Time: 55 minutes, no intermission
This charming tale celebrates boundless imagination and the power of believing. With a dash of magic, three actors transform their playspace into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical toys, a kind-hearted fairy and a toy rabbit who is transformed by one little boy’s love.
“A certain magic takes over… and this production, like the Velveteen Rabbit, it comes thrillingly wonderfully alive.”– The New York Times
What to Expect
This story explores the transformative magic of love, even at life’s most difficult moments. When Boy becomes gravely ill, the doctor orders that all his toys be thrown out. Abandoned, the Rabbit is very sad, but never stops believing he and Boy will find each other again.
English Language Arts: Supporting communication, including through stories and the use of manipulatives
Arts Education: Drama; Express feelings, ideas, stories, observations, and experiences through the arts
Physical & Health Education: Caring behaviours in groups and families; Locomotor skills and rhythmic activities
Science: Basic needs and adaptations of animals; Classification of living and non-living things