Auditions for Harvey!

February 25 and 26 at 7:00PM 

Aleta Bowman, Director, has announced auditions for Harvey for February 25 and 26 at 7:00PM at SWPH. A limited number of advance audition packets are available in the Box Office during the run of 9 to 5. When those are gone, you may leave your name and number and we will make arrangements to get a packet to you. Having an advance packet is NOT required for audition; it is merely for your benefit. You are welcome to come audition on-the-fly. There will be a brief opportunity for you to review the materials before auditions begin.

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

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The cast will include 6 men and 6 women. There are no roles for children. Below are the character names and ages. Actors ages do not necessarily need to fall into that range because we can age you up or down as needed.


Elwood P Dowd (age 35-60)                                         Dr. Chumley (age 50-80)

Dr. Lyman Sanderson (age 20-40)                              Duane Wilson (age 20-50)

Judge Omar Gaffney (age 50-80)                               E.J. Lofgren (age 35-75)



Veta Louise Simmons (age 35-65)                              Nurse Ruth Kelly (age 18-35)

Myrtle Mae Simmons (age 18-35)                              Ethel Chauvenet (age 50-70)

Betty Chumley (age 30-50)                                           Miss Johnson (any age over 18)

We look forward to seeing you there!


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