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The New Madrid County Central theater program is putting on two performances of Harvey by Mary Chase.

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.

The Performance times are Friday, November 16, at 7:00 and Saturday, November 17, at 2:00 in the NMCCHS Eagles Auditorium, admission is only $3.00. The cast features Kassie Kemp, Hailey Elder, Bre Morgan, D`marian Brooks, Austin Eddy, Austin Perry, Grace McWaters, Hannah Faries, Tallon Hughey, Wendy Benson, and Ke`Andre Marsh. The director of this performances is Katherine Cuba, stage manager is Zane Redden. The assistant stage managers are Sky Chapman and Jasmine Hamilton. While, Landon Burnett is on the light and sound crew.

The concession stand will be open, so come join us for the performance!

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Come out and enjoy Death By Design written by Rob Urbinati

A romance and mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Cast (in order of appearance)
Bridget (the Bennett household maid): Chandlor Stromire
  Jack  (the Bennett’s chauffeur): Ethan Clark
whey  Edward Bennett: Garrett Perry
   Sorel Bennett: Jenny Duncan
Walter Pierce: Brady Stobaugh
Eric: Mark Sizemore
Victoria Van Roth:  Zaida Zamora
Alice: Nikki Townsend

The production will be directed by NMCC’s own  Katherine Cuba
Location: New Madrid County Central High Auditorium

Date: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th of December

Time: 7 P.M. both nights

Tickets: $5

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridget, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.
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