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!