Margery Williamsâ€™ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, is brought to stunning life in a remarkable new partnership between Hillsboroâ€™s Bag & Baggage Productions and Tears of Joy Theatre. Combining B&Bâ€™s professional actors with the magical puppetry of Tears of Joy, this world premiere adaptation will be a theatrical event for the whole family. Adapted by David Jenkins, The Velveteen Rabbit tells a timeless tale of the power of acceptance and how love can make all things possible.
“Working with Tears of Joy is a dream come true for us, and to work on a major new adaptation of a classic story like The Velveteen Rabbit is a perfect partnership for our two companies. It is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce Bag&Baggage to a Portland audience, and to give our Hillsboro supporters a chance to see TOJT in our own back yard. The Velveteen Rabbit is the perfect show for the holidays, reminding us all of the power of love and the power of the imagination. I can’t think of a better partner for us and for this show than Tears of Joy Theatre.” â€“ Scott Palmer, B&B Artistic Director
Performances for The Velveteen Rabbit are:
December 7th at 7:30pm
December 8th at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 7:30pm
December 9th at 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Performances are at the Dolores Winningstad Theatre in the Portland Center for Performing Arts located at the corner of Main and Broadway in downtown Portland.
All performances feature a pre-show photo-booth courtesy of PDX Kids Calendar. Bring your favorite toy and get your picture taken!
Tears of Joy Theatre will also be a drop off location for Toys for Tots. Bring in a new toy and give a gift to children in need this holiday season.
Matinee performances feature free pre-show crafts and presentations from Rabbit Advocates.
Prices for The Velveteen Rabbit are:
Adults $21, Children $17, Groups of 8 or more $16
For more information, call Tears of Joy Theatre at 503-248-0557 or visit www.tojt.org.
We are very excited to be giving one lucky family a four pack of tickets to see Tears of Joy Theatre’s The Velveteen Rabbit!