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Preview of 'Harvey' at Chase School

The invisible rabbit appears at Chase

A Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase

Chase Collegiate’s Highlander Theater Company announces Harvey as its second show of the 2012-2013 season. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase is a classic comedy, which follows the highly successful run of the drama, A Lesson Before Dying.

Harvey concerns Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, one-and-one-half-inch tall pooka, a mythic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, from future embarrassment.

When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director, Dr. Chumley, and his medical partner, Dr. Sanderson.

The show will run from Thursday, December 6 - Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. All shows at the Fulkerson Art Center, Chase Collegiate School, 565 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. There is plenty of parking available. Tickets are $12 for the performance. All tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 203-236-9545.

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