The MMI Upper School Drama Club will present “Harvey, A Comedy in Three Acts” by Mary Chase on December 12 and 13 at 7:00 P.M.
Both performances will be held in the MMI cafeteria with limited seating. All tickets are general seating only. Tickets, which cost $5, are available at the door the night of the show or any time before the performance at the MMI Main Office.
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.
The cast includes Erin Sari as Mrs. Chauvent, Claire Sheen as Mrs. Chumley, Luke Yamulla as Dr. William B. Chumley, CJ Snyder as Elwood P. Dowd, Ben Gittleman as Judge Omar Gaffney, Madison Luchi as Nurse Ruth Kelly, Lew Dryfoos as E.J. Lofgren, Garrett Kost as Dr. Lyman Sanderson, Lindsay Walko as Myrtle Mae Simmons, Emily Seratch as Veta Louise Simmons, and Evan Dryfoos as Wilson.
The crew includes Dylan Slusser as student director; Eric Kabitzke as assistant to Director Joanne Oakum; Haylee Kirschner and Michael Eisenhart as stage and set crew leaders; and James Gabrielle, Soprina Guarneri, Lauren Toscano, Angel Alday, Lauren Babinetz, Chava Kornblatt, Stephanie Zellner, and Keenan Overa as stage crew members.