The Grove Community Playmakers kick off the holiday season with an adaptation by Scott Davidson of the classic children’s story, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” by Margery Williams. Performances will take place at 121 W. Third St., Grove, OK.
A short play about holiday giving, “The Lost and Found Christmas,” is also included. It is a production from The Paper Bag Players by Judith Martin and music by Donald Ashwander.
“We wanted a holiday show that would allow children 3-4 years to the theatre,” said Director Suzanne Boles in a news release. “We haven’t performed for children this young since we produced ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’s Christmas Tail.’ Of course, the very sensitive ‘Velveteen Rabbit’ is a good way for all children and adults to remember what’s real about Christmas,” she added.
The plays are produced with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and supporters of the Playmakers.
The production opens Friday, Nov. 27 and each weekend through Sunday, Dec. 6. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; the Tuesday performance is at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
The Playmakers ask that there be no children younger than 3 years old, and to please determine that all children are able to sit through a performance of more than one hour without distracting actors or other members of the audience. There will be one intermission with special entertainment.
Reservations are necessary. Adult tickets are $13.50 and students (pre-school – High school) $6.75. A special admission fee for “lap-sitters” (ages 3-4) is $3 per child. There is a special group rate for youth groups with children first-grade through mid-school. The rate for ten children or more is $5.50 each. There must be one adult for every 3-4 children; ticket price for these adults will be $11.50 each. “Pay What You Can Afford” tickets are also available. Talk with box office volunteers when making reservations. For more information, go to http://www.gcplaymakers.com/, call (918) 786-8950 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.