The Velveteen Rabbit

at Theater at Monmouth

By Kayt DeMerchant, Publisher July 2, 2013

We were recently invited to see the Theater at Monmouth’s summer family show: a world premiere production of Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit. We have always enjoyed live theater at the beautiful Theater of Monmouth and this particular show is truly delightful for all ages. It is an adorable adaptation of the classic children’s book that tells the tale of a stuffed rabbit that comes to life through the love from a child. 

The Velveteen Rabbit is simply perfect. From the creatively costumed characters, to the simple but beautiful set, to the sweetest of stories come to life on the stage. I have often felt that my daughter’s love for some of her stuffed animals is as true as “real life” love. The play highlights that love and those that see the play can feel the magic that happens when a child’s imagination and uninhibited love combine. 

Remaining performance dates for The Velveteen Rabbit are: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, 8/8 8/13, 8/15 at 1:00 p.m. Running time is 50 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207-933-9999 or visit