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
Adults (Ages 50 +)
Sunday, February 24th at 7:00pm
Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm
April 19th - April 28th, 2019
FREE Inside the Civic Audition Workshops
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
Director - KRISTIN TYRRELL
Lighting & Sound Designer - CATHERINE PRATT
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
Friday, April 19th at 2:00pm
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
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.