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Huntsville Community Announces Upcoming Production

Huntsville Community Theatre announces upcoming production of “Harvey” by Mary Chase.


Huntsville Community Theatre is proud to announce their upcoming production of Mary Chase’s “Harvey,” opening Friday, September 4th.

Performances for “Harvey” are scheduled for:

  • September 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30p;
  • September 6 and 13 at 2:00p

at the J. Philip Gibbs Jr., Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 1023 12th St., in Huntsville.

Tickets are: $12 Adults; $10 Seniors/Military; $6 Children/ Students (w/ID).

Reservations can be made online at www.HuntsvilleCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 936-291-7933.

A synopsis of the play via Dramatists Play Service, Inc:

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have 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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