at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays
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7 Nov 2023
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Mary Chase’s disarmingly humane and heart-warming comedy about a gentle soul and his invisible rabbit friend Harvey won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945 and achieved iconic status through the subsequent Hollywood movie starring James Stewart.
Elwood P. Dowd is a supremely kind and affable gentleman, who wishes for nothing more than to be everybody’s friend. His best friend however – whom he is always very proud to introduce to everyone – is Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit, who claims to be a Pooka, an Irish spirit. Although Veta loves her mild-mannered brother dearly, as Elwood’s eccentric behaviour increasingly disrupts her search for a suitable son-in-law, she decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. But when the frantic and troubled Veta is mistakenly committed herself, a hilarious comedy of errors ensues, which perhaps could have been orchestrated by a slightly mischevious Pooka....? In the end - who’s to say what’s “normal”?
“In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” –Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey