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Directed by Larry Sheaf
1945 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945
"Harvey" is a play by American playwrght Mary Chase.
Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, one-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment.
When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley and his medical partner Dr. Sanderson. Only just before Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him into a "perfectly normal human being, and you know what bastards they are!" (in the words of a taxi cab driver who has become involved in the proceedings) does Veta realize that she'd rather have Elwood the same as he's always been — carefree and kind — even if it means living with Harvey
HARVEY CAST LIST
Miss Johnson - Priscilla Ebright
Myrtle Mae Simmons - Karen Dundore-Gulotta
Veta Louise Simmons - MaryAnn Rakow
Elwood P. Dowd - Jack Ferry
Ethel Chauvenet - Pam Shaffer
Ruth Kelly, R.N. - Sue Garvey
Duane Wilson - Mike Ritter
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. - Dave Garvey
William R. Chumley, M.D. - Will Shaffer
Betty Chumley - Shirley Folmer
Judge Omar Gaffney - Ed Reazer
E. J. Lofgren - Steve Betancourt
Show Dates and Times:
May 30, 31, June 1, 6, 7, 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees: June 2 & 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.