The 1944 play by American playwright Mary Chase. Chase was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. It has been adapted for film most notably in a 1950 film starring James Stewart. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, one-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling a rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. Dr. Sanderson mistakenly commits Veta instead of Elwood, but it seems that Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley.
Performance Dates: Nov 28 – Dec 9, 2018. Wed – Sat 8 PM and Sunday matinee at 2 PM.