The Knoxville Children’s Theatre presents “The Velveteen Rabbit” April 9-25. The play will be performed Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets will be limited for each performance and each group or family will be distanced from each other. Masks are required inside the theatre at all times. Ionopure air sanitizers are used throughout the theatre. Tickets range from $12 to $15 and can be purchased here or call 865-208-3677.
Adapted by James Still from the classic story by Margery Williams, the play is a beloved tale faithfully told and carefully expanded for the stage. It 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. Appropriate for all ages.
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Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance