Harvey

July 5-8, 1979

The Cast

Myrtle May Simmons - Jenifer Sardi
Veta Louise Simmons - Beth Steinman
Elwood P. Dowd - Bruce Mangan
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet - Sally Roses Mehegan
Ruth Kelly - Dixie Lydia Barker
Duane Wilson - David Sardi
Lyman Sanderson, M.D - Rich Panter
William Chumley, M.D - Lenny Julius
Betty Chumley - Jane Milner
Judge Omar Gaffney - David Steinman
E. J. Lofgren - Mike Barre

The Crew

Director - Edsel Hughes
Producer: Mitchell Kontoff
Asst Director: Jennifer Howard
Technical Director: Don Hirsch
Publicity: Lenny Julius, Elan Stevens,
Sandy Parris
Set Designer: Don Hirsch
Lighting Crew: Malcolm Appleton, Kathie Krause, Jascha Dunes
Costumes & Props: Cathy Morrison, Irene Julius, Jane Milner, Cathy Boadway
Make Up: Lara Peterson
Sound: Rich Panter
Program and poster design: Tamsen Donner
Set Construction: Don Hirsch, Carol Duley, Cathy Broadway, Jascha Dunes, Lara Peterson, Dixie Barker, Allan Stewart, Piper Stewart,
Dena Juliud, Rich Panter

"Harvey" tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, who insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But 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.