Harvey

Written by Mary Chase and directed by Bill Haas.

Cast List:

Elwood–Kurt Schultz
Veta–Lori Thul
Myrtle May–Sarah Lavery
Mrs. Chavenet–Catherine Libor
Miss Johnson–Elizabeth Lauer
Ruth Kelly RN–Alicia Beste
Duane Wilson–Mike Martin
Dr. Sanderson–Brian Wilson
Dr. Chumley–Mark Santelman
Mrs. Betty Chumley–Lena Mowlem
Omar Gaffney–Steven Palmer
EJ Lofgren–Joe Ruskamp

Harvey cast caricature

Harvey cast caricature illustration by Bill Haas

About the Play:

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, reaches her limits and decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy. 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.