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Harvey Last Modified: Friday, December 05, 2008
by Mary Chase
Directed by Don Russell
October 2005
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.

     *** This is the first production held at our new location at
          170 Ravine Street in Downtown Hot Springs! ***

Published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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Miss Myrtle Mae Simmons: Micheala Solise
Mrs. Veta Simmons: Linda Rickel
Mr. Elwood P. Dowd: Thomas Clark
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: Mark Britton
Miss Ruth Kelly: Donna Draper
Mr. Duane Wilson: Steve Burns
Dr. Lyman Sanderson: Joshua Drake
Dr. William R. Chumley: Jerry Longinotti
Mrs. Betty Chumley *: Marilyn Linde,
Kristi Clark
Judge Omar Gaffney: Frank Schultz
Mr. E. J. Lofgren: Bill Fields
Harvey's Nieces: Sarah Burns,
Hillary Porier,
Page Fulenwider,
and Amelia Alter
* Mrs. Betty Chumley will be played by Kristi Clark the second weekend due to illness in the household of Marilyn Linde.
Director: Don Russell
Asst. Dir./Stage Manager: Jean Russell
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Lights/Sound: Walter Dodson
Props: Bill Fields
Costumes: Linda Rickel,
Hanna at Springy Dingy,
and the Cast
Set Design: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Mark Britton,
Ray Johnson,
Chris Biagini,
Bob Stout,
Nyle Cearlock,
Bill Schuler,
Bill Tanzyus,
Libby Jacques,
and Dave Jacques
Publicity: Gene Forsyth,
and Jackie Stuelke
Box Office: Margaret Forsyth
and her wonderful volunteers
Season Tickets: Margaret Forsyth
Concessions: Nyle Cearlock
and Jeanie Cearlock
Acknowledgements & Thanks
Program Design: Barbara White,
and Bill White
Portraits: Karla Parker Ross
Program Printing: Wheeler Printing
Media: Jerry Jones,
KQUS radio,
KLAZ radio,
KVRE radio,
KZNG radio,
KALR radio,
Resort TV Cable (Ch. 5),
Hot Springs Village Voice,
The Sentinel-Record,
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
Arts Central,
The Spring Magazine,
The Malvern Dialy Record,
The Daily Siftings Herald (Arkadelphia),
and Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion
Digital Photography: Kristi Clark and
Thomas Clark