Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have 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.
This year's fall play is going to be Harvey, by Mary Chase! It's the story of Elwood P. Dowd, his best friend Harvey, who is an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit, and his family and acquaintances. Unfortunately, Elwood is the only person who can see Harvey (or is he?), so the question remains: is Elwood crazy? Or is everyone else?
Harvey is a famous comedy; in 1950 it was made into a movie starring Jimmy Stewart, and it has experienced many revivals on Broadway, most recently with Jim Parsons (Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory).
Auditions will be held August 29th at 3:00 p.m. and for those with conflicts after school. Auditions will be in the auditorium- please check in with the Stage Manager. Any students wishing to get the audition packet in advance can stop in the Theatre Room #8201.
The play will be performed November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2017 in the GHS auditorium; the curtain will rise at 7, and the doors open at 6:30.
Tickets will be $6 for presale or $8 at the door (may be purchased in advance at the school offices or at the door before the performance).