Village Church Community Theater cast in final rehearsals for ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’

Costumes are being completed, lines have been memorized, the stage set has been built and is in the final stages of painting as the Village Church Community Theater cast rehearses and prepares for their performances of “The Velveteen Rabbit” on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at 2 and 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Preferred seats can be reserved in advance for $10, at

or (858)756-2441. General seating is free.

“The Velveteen Rabbit” play is based on the classic story by Margery Williams about a stuffed rabbit a child receives for Christmas but is quickly discarded in a few hours. Later, when the child cannot find her favorite toy to cuddle in bed, the Velveteen Rabbit takes that place and becomes much loved by her. However, once the Velveteen Rabbit hears about becoming “real,” that his it’s greatest wish. When the Toy Fairy offers the chance to be a real rabbit, a choice must be made. How will he choose? The wonderful and surprising power of love makes “The Velveteen Rabbit” a favorite for all ages.