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Harvey opens April 5!

Harvey is a family friendly, hilarious story of Mr. Elwood P. Dowd and his pal Harvey, a six foot, one and one half inch tall white rabbit that no one can see but Elwood.

Elwood P. Dowd (Ryan Driskill)

Elwood P. Dowd (Ryan Driskill)

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (Ann Brown), Veta Louise Simmons (Christy Russell), and Myrtle Mae Simmons (Ashley Underwood), gaze at a party guest that “looks frightful! Hasn’t she failed though.”

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (Ann Brown), Veta Louise Simmons (Christy Russell), and Myrtle Mae Simmons (Ashley Underwood), gaze at a party guest that “looks frightful! Hasn’t she failed though.”

Harvey is a 1944 play by the American playwright Mary Chase. Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. It has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring James Stewart. The cast for Harvey is as follows:

Elwood P. Dowd - Ryan Driskill;

Veta Louise Simmons - Christy Russell;

Myrtle Mae Simmons - Ashley Underwood;

William Chumley, M.D. - Basil Weatherly;

Lyman Sanderson, M.D. - Mark Henry;

Ruth Kelly, R.N. - Milenia Perez;

Duane Wilson – Connor Williams;

Judge Omar Gaffney - Tony Bowman;

Betty Chumley - T.J. Williams;

E.J. Lofgren - Sheila Altland;

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet - Ann Brown; and,

Miss Johnson - Mandy Driskill.

Show dates for Harvey are April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2019. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00PM.

ABOUT Harvey

Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, one and one half inch tall white rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, young Dr. Sanderson mistakenly commits Veta instead of Elwood, and when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.

 ABOUT SOUTHWEST PLAYHOUSE

Founded in 1965, Southwest Playhouse is Clinton’s local community theater. We produce a season of entertaining plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our theater. If you are interested in purchasing season tickets please click HERE, and follow the instructions. 

From left: Dr. Chumley (Basil Weatherly), Dr. Sanderson (Mark Henry), Elwood P. Dowd (Ryan Driskill), Myrtle Mae Simmons (Ashley Underwood), and Veta Louise Simmons (Christy Russell).

From left: Dr. Chumley (Basil Weatherly), Dr. Sanderson (Mark Henry), Elwood P. Dowd (Ryan Driskill), Myrtle Mae Simmons (Ashley Underwood), and Veta Louise Simmons (Christy Russell).