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Harvey, based on the 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase, follows the comedy and confusion surrounding the alleged appearance of a 6’ 3” imaginary rabbit.
Elwood P. Dowd, an otherwise affable and ordinary middle-aged man, has one very unusual issue. His best friend is a large, invisible rabbit named Harvey – and Elwood insists on introducing Harvey to anyone he meets.
His social-climbing sister, Veta, finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. To avoid future embarrassment for her family – and especially for her young, marriageable daughter Myrtle Mae – Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium.
Veta takes Elwood to see psychiatrist, but when they arrive at the sanitarium a comedy of errors ensues. A young Dr. Sanderson mistakenly commits Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion – with surprising results.
Harvey is a 1944 play by the American playwright Mary Chase.
It premiered on Broadway on November 1, 1944, at the 48th Street Theatre and closed on January 15, 1949, after 1,775 performances.
The original production was directed by Antoinette Perry and produced by Brock Pemberton. It starred Frank Fay as Elwood P. Dowd and Josephine Hull as Elwood's sister Veta
The original production received the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The play was adapted for film and television multiple times, including the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart.
Myrtle Mae Simmons …… Skyler Sinclair
Veta Louise Simmons …… Patty Tuel Bailey*
Elwood P. Dowd …… Kevin Michael Dean*
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet …… Marcy Bannor
Ruth Kelly, R.N. …… Bree Welch*
Duane Wilson …… Jeff McMorrough
Dr. Lyman Sanderson, M.D. …… David Matranga*
Dr. William R. Chumley, M.D. …… Craig Griffin*
Betty Chumley …… Elizabeth Marshall Black
Judge Omar Gaffney …… Ric Hodgin*
E.J. Lofgren …… Chip Simmons*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Playwright: Mary Chase
Director: Julia Traber
Set Designer: Ryan McGettigan
Lighting Designer: J. Mitchell Cronin
Costume Designer: Macy Lyne
Sound Designer: Jonathan Harvey
Stage Manager: Debs Ramser