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.

Written by Mary Chase

Produced by Donna Hall
Directed by Jim Hartman
Assistant Director Jeanene Lewis

Cast
Myrtle Mae Simmons - Sara Ledzianowski
Veta Louise Simmons - Cheryl Tanner
Elwood P. Dowd - Ron davis
Miss Johnson - Donna Hall
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet - Patti Vaughn
Ruth Kelly, R.N.  - Lisa Gordon
Duane Wilson - Drew Wicks
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. - Mike Gordon
William R. Chumley, M.D. - Richard C. Garand
Betty Chumley - Miriam Patznick
Judge Omar Gaffney - Gale Vaughn
E. J. Lofgren - Ernest Bollinger
Harvey - Himself
Production Team
Rehearsal Assistant - Nancy Hartman
Jean McCready
Carol Foley
Stage Manager - Michael Hall
Stage Crew - Gerry Dauer
Jim Brower
Jeff Hagerty
Fred Hadley
Tim Mitchell
Set Design - Bob Stucker
Set Construction - Glen Hamilton
Bill Harrison
John Stvartak
Props - Susan Hall
Sound - Glen Hamilton
Bob Stausmire
Program - Glen Hamilton
Lights - Marty Limmer
Spotlight - Ian McKinley
Scene Change Character - Vanessa Kasper
Scene Change Cards - Sharon Lanz
Publicity - Carolyn Fox
House Manager - Patti Kasper
Costumes - Jeanne Lewis
Tickets - Roxie Mlynek
Concessions - Marcia Hayes

Performances
Fassett Auditorium
3025 Starr Avenue
Oregon, OH 43616

Show Dates
February 21, 22, 23, 2002


Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatist Play Service
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
www.dramatists.com