Velveteen Rabbit, With Jim Stanek, John Curcuru and Kristin Parker, Begins Off-Broadway Nov. 16
By Adam Hetrick
Jim Stanek, John Curcuru and Kristin Parker lead the Theatreworks USA production of Kevin Del Aguila's The Velveteen Rabbit, which begins a ten-week limited engagement Nov. 16 at the DR2 Theatre.
Based on the children's novel by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit will run through Jan. 27, 2013. It will be followed by Bunnicula, which features a book by Tony Award nominee Charles Busch, music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 8-April 14, 2013.
The three-person cast of Velveteen Rabbit features Stanek (Indescretions, ...Forum, Little Women), Curcuru (reprising his role from the recent national tour of Velveteen Rabbit) and Kristin Parker (Pinkalicious) in a variety of roles. Del Aguila wrote and directs the piece.
The production features scenic design by Lake Simmons and costume design by Patrick Johnson.
According to the creators, "The Velveteen Rabbit is a joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination. This classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in a wonder-filled production created by Kevin Del Aguila. With a little bit of nursery magic (and a whole lot of audience participation), three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy."
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