Produced by Donna Hall
Directed by Jim Hartman
Assistant Director Jeanene Lewis

Show Dates

February 21-23, 2002


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

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.

Written by Mary Chase


Myrtle Mae Simmons – Sara Ledzianowski
Veta Louise Simmons – Cheryl Tanner
Elwood P. Dowd – Ron Davis
Miss Johnson – Donna Hall
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – Patti Vaughn
Ruth Kelly, R.N. – Lisa Gordon
Duane Wilson – Drew Wicks
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. – Mike Gordon
William R. Chumley, M.D. – Richard Garand
Betty Chumley – Miriam Patznick
Judge Omar Gaffney – Gale Vaughn
E.J. Lofgren – Ernest Bollinger
Harvey – Himself

Production Team

Stage Manager – Mike Hall
Rehearsal Assistant – Nancy Hartman, Jean McCready, Carol Foley
Stage Crew – Gerry Dauer, Jim Brower, Jeff Hagerty, Fred Hadley, Tim Mitchell
Set Design – Bob Stucker
Set Construction – Glen Hamilton, Bill Harrison, John Stvartak
Props – Susan Hall
Sound – Glen Hamilton, Bob Stausmire
Lighting – Marty Limmer
Follow Spots – Ian McKinley
Scene Change Character – Vanessa Kasper
Scene Change Cards – Sharon Lanz
Costumes -Jeanne Lewis
Tickets – Roxie Mlynek
House Manager – Patti Kasper
Concessions – Marcia Hayes
Publicity – Carolyn Fox
Program – Glen Hamilton

Produced by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016