Ross Valley Players Presents HARVEY November 14 - December 15
ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS presents the Pulitzer Prize winning play Harvey, by American Playwright Mary Chase. Harvey tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a mild-mannered, pleasant man, who claims his best friend is an invisible, over 6 foot tall white rabbit named Harvey. While Elwood's family is fed-up with his eccentric behavior, and try to have him committed, it's only after a series of wild events does everyone start to think that maybe the invisible rabbit isn't so bad after all. Harvey begins with a preview on Thursday, November 14 and runs through Sunday, December 15. Opening Night is Friday, November 15 at 8PM.www.rossvalleyplayers.com
Harvey begins with Veta Louise (Pamela Ciochetti), a social climber whose mission is to marry off her daughter, Myrtle Mae (Robyn Grahn). When Veta's brother, Elwood P. Dowd (Steve Price) makes and unexpected appearance at her Wednesday Forum tea party, and starts introducing his invisible rabbit friend Harvey to all of her society friends, she decides she can no longer take her brother's embarrassing behavior and chooses to have him committed to a sanitarium. A comedy of errors ensues when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of insanity when she explains to Dr. Sanderson (Philip Goleman) that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to also see Harvey. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, it sets off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Harvey is directed by Robert Wilson, and produced by Robyn Wiley.
Additional cast members include: Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (Robyn Wiley), Nurse Ruth Kelly (Lydia Singleton), Duane Wilson (Russell Lessig), Dr. William Chumley (Norman Hall), Betty Chumley (Stephanie Saunders Ahlberg), Judge Omar Gaffney (Wood Lockhart), and E.J. Lofgren (James Dunn.)
Performances are Thursday, November 14, 2013 (Preview Night) through Sunday, December 15, with Opening Night on Friday, November 15 at 8PM. Regular Thursday performances are at 7:30PM; Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM; Sunday matinees at 2PM. (Please note there is no matinee on Sunday, November 17.) All performances take place at the Barn Theatre, home of the Ross Valley Players - 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957. Ticket prices are $22 for seniors 62+; $13 for children (under 18) and student with valid ID; $26 general admission. Preview night ticket prices are $10 for children and students; $15 general admission. Thursday night tickets prices are $20 for all ages (does not include Thursday preview night.)
Audience members are invited to participate in "Talkback" with the director and actors after matinee performance on Sundays, November 24 and December 1. Buzz at the Barn, a pre-show cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and wine, will take place on Saturday, November 16 at 7PM.