Everyone has a best friend. Elwood P. Dowd’s just happens to be a 6-foot-3 rabbit that no one but he can see.
Welcome to the world of Harvey, the funny, chaotic, and thought-provoking Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase made famous by the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. Harvey, which comes to Heritage Theatre Festival beginning July 5 at the Ruth Caplin Theatre, is a powerful look at how we deal with people who are different than we are, the unique power of families to both hold and harm, the complexities of the human mind, and ultimately, the importance of staying true to who you really are.
Harvey is the charming story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and mild-mannered gentleman with a best friend who just happens to be a 6-foot-3 rabbit that only Elwood can see. When Elwood’s sister Veta prepares to launch her daughter into society, the family’s reputation is at stake and the wheels are set in motion for a story that shocks, entertains, and explores a variety of universal issues. “Harvey is about embracing exactly who we are, and about the love, hope and complications that family brings. It is a fun evening and provides us with a space to come together and experience joy.”