2006 - 2007


written by: Mary Chase
directed by: Dan Smith
performed on: March 23, 24 & March 30, 31, 2007


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.


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The Cast and Crew

Ava Bailey Myrtle Mae Simmons
Lisa Smith Veta Louise Simmons
Leo Paveglio Elwood P. Dowd
Erin Brandt Miss Johnson
Roxanne Wermuth Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet
Cailin Chrismer Ruth Kelly, R.N.
Rod Robertson Duane Wilson
Michael Powell Lyman Sanderson, M.D.
Joseph Adamson William Chumley, M.D.
Theresa Brandt Betty Chumley
Carl Bengtsson Judge Omar Gaffney
Neil Francek E.J. Lofgren
Dan Smith Director/Sound Design
Rebecca Kennedy Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Kristin Brandt Assistant Stage Manager
Erin Brandt Props
Shanna Friedli Lighting Design
Rod Templeton Set Design