Overview


Synopsis

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book
Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1944
Genres
Settings
Period, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
the reception room of chumley’s rest, the present - 1944, the library of the old dowd family mansion
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Ideal For
professional theatre, college / university theatre, high school theatre, community theatre, amateur theatre
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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