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by Mary Chase

October 28, 29, November 4, 5, 6, 1983

Plank Road School

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.


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Production Staff


Gil Shine

Stage Manager

Deb Pipkorn

Set Designer

Joh Flessas

Lighting Designer

Bob Kafka

House Manager

Maggie Ley

Assistant to the Director

Rosie Kijak

Prop Crew

Mary Carroll

Costume Designer

George Savaglio

Costume Crew

Mary Carroll

Kathi Dolan

Mary Fallon

Mary Lemke


Set Construction

Jimmy Gilliamsen

Linda Jaeger

Tom Kohls

Chris Otto

Deb Pipkorn


Maggie Ley

Hair Stylist

Mary Ann Sander


Rosie Peterson

Graphic Designer

Donna Kay Kohls


Gregg Juleen

Victor White



Myrtle Mae Simmons

Darlene Capek


Veta Louise Simmons

Carol Bruss


Elmwood P. Dowd

Dave Pagel


Miss Johnson

Donna Kay Kohls


Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet

Eloda Kay Szablewski


Ruth Kelly, R.N.

Bonnie Torretta


Duane Wilson

Michael Barzone


Lyman Sanderson, M.D.

Arnie Raiff


William R. Chujley, M.D.

Jim Gilliamsen


Betty Chujley

Jane Preson


Judge Omar Gaffney

Lloyd Dreger


E.J. Lofgren

Mike Crowley



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