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By Mary Chase

Directed by Linda Loomis

October 11-14, 1984

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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.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

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Myrtle Mae SimmonsMary Weeks
Veta Louise SimmonsMarorie Williams
Elwood P DowdH. Keith Cummins
Miss JohnsonNita J. Ward
Ruth Kelly RNJanet Calvin
Ethel ChauvenetJane Lamb
Duane WilsonLarry W Loomis
Dr. Lyman SandersonGerald Reynolds
Dr. Wilheim ChumleyKent Collinson
Betty ChumleyJudy Kadau
Judge Omar GafneyNed Graham
E.J. LofgrenRon Calvin
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DirectorLinda Loomis
Assistant DirectorNita J. Ward
Set ArtworkLois Fife, Irl Fife
SetsRon Calvin*, Joe Namey, Janet Calvin, Nita J Ward, Gerald Reynolds, Mary Weeks, Kenton Collinson, Larry Loomis, Judy Kadau, Karen Platter, Deanie Platter, Madga Nelson, Cindy Nelson, Steve Hopkins, Loreta King, Phil Jarvis, Jane lamb, Keith Cummins, Greg White, Heather Calvin, Cherri Ward, Heather Ward, Mandy Neal, Greg Teachman, Bruce Ranger, Randy Emerson
CostumesMary Weeks, Norma Miller, Billie Wells, The Cast
LightsNed Graham, Karen Platter, Steve Hopkins
SoundGreg Little
PropsPat White, The Cast
Make-upJane Lamb, Steve Hopkins, Janet Calvin
PublicityRo-Jean Smith, Nita J. Ward, Kim Sawyer, Margorie Williams, H. Keith Cummins, Kent Collinson, Enid Collinson, Mary Jarvis, "Harvey"
Poster DesignKim Sawyer
House ManagerAnn Durbin
UshersMary Jarvis
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