by Mary Chase
directed by Nancy Sellin

Saturday, May 11th 10:00 am -12:00 noon
Sunday, May 12th 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: The Adobe Theater

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary 6 ½ foot rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family, especially her daughter, Myrtle Mae, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. A frantic Veta admits to the staff at the sanitarium that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination has caused her to see Harvey, also, so the doctors hastily commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother, Elwood. The truth eventually comes out and Veta is freed and the search for Elwood persists. Through all of the confusion, 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.

Please bring a picture and resume to the audition. You will be asked to read from the play.

Characters:

(The parts of Veta, Elwood, and Kelly are cast).

Myrtle Mae: age 25-35, attractive but not beautiful, daughter of Veta, niece of Elwood.
Mrs. Chauvenet: aged 55-65, society matron
Maid: any age
Wilson: age 25-45, Orderly at the asylum, energetic and directorial, earthy.
Sanderson: age 27-35, attractive young Doctor at the asylum, energetic and self-assured.
Chumley: age 60+, Head of the asylum. A little blustery but likeable.
Betty: Chumley’s wife, attractive, age 60+, wonderfully naïve and cheerful.
Judge Omar Gaffney: age 60-70, a bit gruff, very efficient.
Taxi Driver: age 40+, a regular guy, just doing his job.

REHEARSALS will begin the last week in June (usually in the evenings)

PERFORMANCES are weekends from August 23-Sept 22nd (5 weekends and an extra performance on the last Thursday of the run).

Please email with questions, concerns. nancysellin@msn.com