Auditions for “Harvey” by Mary Chase

Harvey
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 and television several times, 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, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The young Dr. Sanderson mistakenly commits Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and Harvey. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley.

Cast requirements: 6 Men age 20’s to 80’s
5 or 6 Women age 18 to 80’s
Auditions: Sept 29 & 30 2:30 – 5:30
Those interested in Technical positions, please come to auditions as well.
Scripts are available to check out at Wichita Community Theatre.

Rehearsals: Monday – Friday at 7pm beginning Oct 29 with a few exceptions.
Performance Dates: Nov 28 – Dec 9, 2018
Evening performances: Wed – Sat 8PM
Sunday Matinee: 2PM