Harvey

by Mary Chase

 

Synopsis: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he 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 more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all.

Cast

Myrtle Mae Simmons Kathleen Kirby
Veta Louise Simmons Carmen Decker
Elwood P. Dowd Cliff Goodwin
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet Amy Furnans
Ruth Kelly, R.N. Beverly Robinson
Duane Wilson Brian Winfield
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. Donovan Sylvest
William R. Chumley, M.D. Stan Dean
Betty Chumley Judy Bedell
Judge Omar Gaffney Will Temple, III
E.J. Lofgren J.O. Zachow

 

Creative Team

Director Thomas R. Long
Lighting Designer James P. McHugh
Stage Manager Bette Scheuerman
Assistant Stage Manager Leslie Jennings
Master Carpenter Mike Murphy
Master Electrician Reis Birdwhistell
Property Mistress Priscilla Cooper
Costumes Bernie Grisaffi
Sound Ed Ciolfi
Production Assistant Kurt Birdwhistell
Publicity Manager Stan Dean
House Manager Connie Marse
Ushers Alpha Kappa Chi Sorority
  Kappa Chi Delta Sorority
Box Office Manager Peggy Hyduk
Box Office Assistants Mike Austin
  Sharon Dawson
  Janet Maine
Shop Assistants Stan Beckham
  Narcisco Escobar