About Harvey

The Lancaster Playhouse, a local community theater in its 4th year, is presenting the classic comedy, HARVEY. The play synopsis: When Elwood P, Dowd starts to introduce his 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 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 companion, Harvey. It seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's friend 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. Utilizing local volunteers from the Lancaster area and surrounding communities, The Lancaster Playhouse mounts 3 productions a years and perform on two successive weekends. All details and information about obtaining tickets can be found on the webiste at www.thelancasterplayhouse.org

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