South End's Emily Greenslit in The Velveteen Rabbit at Boston Children's Theatre
A Holiday tradition continues with Emily Greenslit of the South End in Boston Children's Theatre's Production of The Velveteen Rabbit.
-Back for a 4th smash season with performances on December 15, 16, 22 and 23-
Puppetry, live actors and magic! Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT), which was recently named Best of Boston® 2012 for Children’s Theatre, is proud to present the beloved children’s classic THE VELVETEEN RABBIT featuring 12-year old Emily Greenslit of Boston’s South End in the role of ‘Fairy.’ Back by popular demand for a fourth smash season, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT has captured the hearts of thousands with its touching and entertaining story about friendship and love told through the eyes of a young boy and his beloved Velveteen Rabbit.
No stranger to the stage, Emily has performed in the Hanover Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, in I Will Sing Life and Little Red Riding Hood: Life in the Hood with Stageloft Theater, and in Children of Eden at Assumption College. She has also appeared in Footlight Theater’s productions of Oliver, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Gypsy.
Adapted by BCT Executive Artistic Director and Elliot Norton Award nominee Burgess Clark, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT features original puppets designed by Marjorie Tudor of the Tasha Tudor Family combined with live actors to create a wondrous experience for children and adults. “We have seen The Velveteen Rabbit grow and evolve over the past 4 years and it’s very exciting to see families returning each December to share this special experience with one another,” said Clark. “The story is timeless, and to see the reactions on children’s faces when they meet each of the classic characters, from the Velveteen Rabbit to Skin Horse to the Wooden Lion, is truly wonderful for everyone associated with this production.”
Based on the enchanting novel by Margaret Williams about a boy and his stuffed rabbit’s quest to be real, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT will be performed at the Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA on Saturdays and Sundays December 15, 16, 22 and 23. All performances are at 2 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased by visiting the BCT website at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or calling the BCT Box Office at 617-424-6634, x222. School groups can also reserve tickets for weekday performances by contacting the BCT Box Office.
About Boston Children’s Theatre
For over 60 years, Boston Children's Theatre has served as one of the regions premier not-for-profit theaters. Named Best of Boston® 2012 by Boston Magazine for Best Children’s Theatre, BCT’s mission is to provide access to exceptional theatrical experiences dedicated to fostering the artistic and personal development of diverse youth, with a focus on professional training and the development of new works. Programs at Boston Children’s Theatre provide a unique chance for self-discovery and individual expression in a supportive, and productive environment. At BCT, talented and motivated students gather from across traditional boundaries and nationalities to learn about themselves, each other and the world as they create some of the finest theatrical productions in New England.