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WTC double-feature theater enters closing weekend

| March 2, 2023 12:00 AM

Only three shows remain of the Whitefish Theatre Company’s family-friendly, double-feature theater this weekend.

The event includes “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up). Shown back to back as two one-act plays, these heart-warming stories have performances on March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 5 at 4 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

Adapted from the classic book by Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit” is a touching story about the transformative power of love. One Christmas morning, a shy stuffed bunny enters the world of a young boy’s nursery. Initially ignored in favor of more modern toys, she waits patiently to be noticed, wondering if she will ever be loved like the others. When the wise old Skin Horse reveals the majesty and mystery of what it means to become Real, the Velveteen Rabbit begins an odyssey of the heart to make a lasting connection with her boy that will endure for always.

The fun then continues when it’s Dad’s turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories in “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad)(Who Messed Them Up)”. However the classics get creative when Dad gets fuzzy on the details: a prince with a snoring problem spices up “The Princess and The Pea”, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” cries dinosaur instead, and “Rumpelstiltskin” helps turn all that pesky gold into straw.

Emily Pollard is making her directorial debut with WTC for the performances. The cast of both plays is comprised of 23 talented young and adult actors from all over the Flathead Valley.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students with reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at 1 Central Avenue in Whitefish or by calling 862-5371. Box Office Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before a performance. Individual tickets can also be purchased online at This show is sponsored by Glacier Bank, Harlow and Underscore Art. Stockman Bank is sponsoring the educational outreach for this show.