Valley Playhouse presents Harvey

Harvey by playwright Mary Chase will be presented by The Valley Playhouse on June 7-10 and June 14-17 at the Court Square Theater in Downtown Harrisonburg.

Regular performances begin at 8 pm; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm. Tickets are $12/ or $10 per person for seniors and for a group of ten, and can be purchased at the door or online at www.courtsquaretheater.com.

Harvey, directed by JMU professor emeritus, Tom King, is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter Myrtle Mae and their family from embarrassment.

The Valley Playhouse has been providing opportunities for the community to participate in theatrical productions in Harrisonburg since 1966. Recent plays include Three Viewings, Harvey, The End of the World As We Know It, Kimberly Akimbo, The Drawer Boy, Our Town, Life X3, Morning’s at Seven, The Last Night of Bally Hoo, Collected Stories, The Blue Hotel, and Almost Maine.

The organization welcomes novice or experienced actors, and volunteers for staff positions or stage crew. Watch for auditions in early summer for the August production.


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