Monday, October 01, 2012

Saint Mary’s Page Series brings ‘Bunnicula’ to life Oct. 9

WINONA, Minn. — Audiences of all ages will enjoy the hauntingly fun children’s favorite “Bunnicula” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre.

Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga!

A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in TheatreworksUSA’s spine-tingling new musical, co-written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and based on the best-selling books by James & Deborah Howe, “Bunnicula!”

Chester the cat and Harold the dog get along like ... well ... cats and dogs, even though underneath their furry exteriors, they’re really the best of pals. But one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family comes home from the movies with an orphaned rabbit they found under their seats. He’s a very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buckteeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night.

Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so, and he’ll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of his friendship with Harold.

Tickets for this Page Series production are $12 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and are available at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily or online at