Senior Class Reader's Theatre Comedy
Our Senior Class Reader's Theatre program was established eleven years ago as a way of providing more performance opportunities for our veteran actors. Needless to say, this reader's theatre program has proven to be very popular with volunteers and patrons alike. It is designed to meet the needs of actors 50 and older. All productions are "reader's theatre" in nature, lines and lyrics are learned but not memorized.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey - a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, decide to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. But a mistake is made and doctors mistakenly commit Veta instead of her mild-mannered brother Elwood! Eventually, the error is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible rabbit, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. Veta finally comes to realize that she loves her brother and his invisible best friend just as they are, and doesn't want either of them to change.
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"Simply put, 'Harvey' is a very fine, very profound play"
- Chicago Tribune
Elwood P. Dowd - DAN COYNE
Veta Louise - JILL ONGLEY
Myrtle Mae - JETTIE NOYES
Dr. Chumley - DAVID NOYES
Judge Gaffney - EVAR CORRADINI*
Dr. Sanderson - DALE SCHRAM*
Nurse Kelly - DANELLE (DANI) STURDY
Wilson - GARY WILLOUGHBY
Betty Chumley - KAREN BLAISURE
Mrs. Chauvenet - JUDY KAY CUTTING
E.J. Lofgren - KENNY ZELNIS
Light Board Operator - JESSICA G. DOXTATER
* DENOTES CIVIC DEBUT
Friday, April 19th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20th at 7:30pm
Friday, April 26th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, April 27th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28th at 2:00pm
Approximately 2 hours including one 15-minute intermission.
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Carrie Phillips