Saskia Janse, playwright
Originally produced by: Speeltheater Holland 1990
Run Time: 75 minutes
Audience recommendation: 5 +
Jamie falls ill with scarlet fever and becomes too ill to play for a very long time. Upon his recovery, he is sent to the seaside on doctor’s orders. Jamie wishes to take the Rabbit with him, but his doctor forbids him to take the germ-laden toy. Not only can he not take the Rabbit, but the doctor says it must be burned along with all the nursery toys in order to disinfect the nursery. While awaiting the bonfire, in which the Velveteen Rabbit will be burned, the Rabbit cries a real tear. This tear brings forth the Nursery Magic Fairy. The Rabbit thinks he was real before, but the fairy tells him he was only real to Jamie. She flies him to the woods, where he realizes that he is a real rabbit at last and runs to join the other rabbits in the wild.
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