Touring November 29 - December 9, 2023

Adapted by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag based on the book by Margery Williams
Original music by Ben Schrag

The Velveteen Rabbit is a delightful, all-ages re-telling of the classic story by Margery Williams, adapted by ISU faculty member, Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag with original music by Ben Schrag. A five-member cast of actors/puppeteers bring the narration to life through the art of shadow puppetry. Children (and the young at heart) will be transported to a magical world where we explore what it means to be "real".

Run-time is approximately one hour

General admission. Free for all. 


Touring Schedule. Limited seating at some venues.:

Wednesday, Nov. 29th: 7 p.m. Cardinal Room, Memorial Union (public)
Friday, Dec. 1st: 6:30 p.m. Alluvial Brewing Co.  3715 W 190th St. Ames  (public)
Saturday, Dec. 2nd: 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. Ames Public Library Children's Dept. 515 Douglas Ave. Ames (public)
Sunday, Dec. 3rd: 7 p.m. KHOI Radio 622 Douglas Ave. Ames (public)
Wednesday, Dec. 6th: 7 p.m. Nevada Public Library Children's Dept. 631 K Ave. Nevada (public)
Saturday, Dec. 9th: Time 7 p.m. Reliable Street, INC 4625 Reliable Street, Ames (public)

Additional performance at Reiman Gardens, Monday, December 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Attendance is free with Gardens' admission, but advance tickets are highly encouraged.

Thank you to our community partners and hosts: Northcrest Community, Raising Readers in Story County, and Reiman Gardens.

ISU Theatre Accessibility Statement: "Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all ISU Theatre events. If you require a reasonable accommodation to do so, please contact ISU Theatre at least one week prior to the event., 515.294.2624.


ISU Theatre Playgoer's Guide: Discover the artists and history behind this season's productions in the ISU Theatre Playgoer's Guide. The guides are a resource for anyone interested in learning more about a production. They include artist biographies, stories about the historical, social, and artistic context of the production, discussion questions, and activities for students and teachers.





Creative Team


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