HARVEY

HARVEY by Mary Chase

 

Elwood P. Dowd is an agreeable man with a liking for the bottle and an invisible rabbit named Harvey as a best friend. The latter however, is not helping his sister Veta find a respectable husband for her daughter, Myrtle Mae. But maybe a stay in Chumley’s Rest Home will cure Elwood and help Myrtle Mae’s chances? This screwball comedy is laughs from beginning to end with an exceptionally funny collection of characters. Mary Chase won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1945 for Harvey and the show was a theatrical and cinematic hit. Harvey is at its heart about acceptance and tolerance, as important a message today as it was in 1945. By the end of the play, it is impossible not to fall in love with Elwood and equally hard not to believe in Harvey … just a little.

 

9th November – 24th November

 

Directed by Leanne Mueller and Lyn Singer