P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Velveteen Rabbit, The
By: Albert T. Viola
Cast: 1 M, 3 F, 25 flexible, opt. extras (16 speaking roles, doubling possible)
Performance Time: Approximately 30 minutes, 34 pgs.
CLASSIC HOLIDAY. This adaptation of Margery Williams’ story contains all the warmth and charm that made the original tale a classic. The Velveteen Rabbit is given to a Boy as a Christmas present but is laid aside and soon forgotten amongst all the Christmas activities. One night, when the Boy cannot find his favorite china dog to sleep with, Nana gives him the Velveteen Rabbit as a replacement. The Boy adores the stuffed rabbit and the two become inseparable. As time goes by, the Velveteen Rabbit becomes shabbier and shabbier. His fur becomes dirty, his tail starts to fall off, and the pink gets rubbed off of his nose, but the Skin Horse assures the Velveteen Rabbit that these are signs of the Boy’s love and that some day a toy can become Real if the owner truly loves it. When the Boy becomes sick with scarlet fever, the Doctor orders that the Velveteen Rabbit be burned along with the Boy’s other toys. As the Velveteen Rabbit waits to be burned, he cries one single tear and a Fairy appears. The Fairy transforms the Velveteen Rabbit into a Real rabbit and she takes him to live in Rabbit Land with the other Real rabbits.
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Scripts: $6.95 each
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $325.00 (32 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)