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"Harvey" Opens at Factory Theatre

"Harvey", a charming comedy about Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible six-foot rabbit friend, opens Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Factory Theatre and runs through Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. 

The play was made famous by its 1950 movie version starring Jimmy Stewart and more recently by its Broadway production starring Jim Parsons of TV’s The Big Bang Theory.

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, "Harvey" has delighted audiences all over the world. The wonderful nonsense starts when a kind and gentle man, Elwood P. Dowd, befriends a large invisible rabbit he finds leaning against a lamp post. The rabbit, Harvey, turns out to be the most lovable hero never to appear onstage! 

Elwood’s niece, Veta, is concerned that the rabbit will interfere with her life as a socialite, so she tries to have Elwood committed at the local sanitarium. Veta is so hysterical when she explains Elwood’s condition that she is committed herself. This sets off a chaotic chain of events as Elwood (and Harvey) slip away and everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit.   

Directed by Cecelia Ulmer, "Harvey" will run for four performances at the Greenville College Factory Theatre in the Kelsey Building on Harris Avenue in Greenville, Ill.

The play’s message is simple and enduring—that friendship and imagination are precious. We’ve been saying that all along at the Factory Theatre. Join us for the fun Nov. 13-16 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Jo’s Java and Watson’s Drugstore.

This story was published on November 08, 2013

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