Auditions for the Las Cruces Community Theatre’s production of “Harvey”, the 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase, will take place on Sunday February 2nd at 5 pm and Monday February 3rd at 6pm at the theatre, 313 N. Main St. Las Cruces. This production will be directed for LCCT by Gail Wheeler. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play, which will be provided at the auditions. There are parts are available for five men and five women ages 20's-70's. The role of Elwood P. Dowd is pre-cast and will be played by Bob Diven.
In this play, Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have 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.
Harvey will open March 20, 2020 and will run for 9 performances through April 5, 2020. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.
Rehearsals will be Sunday-Thursday evenings and will begin on Feb 16, 2020.
For questions or more information, email Gail Wheeler at email@example.com.