Photos from a recent middle school production of my children's play, "The Goodcheer Home For Broken Hearts."
Casting Call for "Harvey"
The Davis County Players will be holding auditions for the 2015 spring play, "Harvey," on Wednesday and Thursday, February 4 and 5, at 7 p.m. at the Kay Burchette Center, next to the Iowa Theatre on the east side of the Bloomfield square. The characters consist of six males and six females, ranging in ages from 18 to 65.
The play will be presented Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11 at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield. It will be directed by James Grob. Mr. Grob is also looking for crew help, including sets, lights, costumes, sound, props and an assistant director. Anyone interested in those areas should also feel free come to the auditions. Tryouts are open -- first-time actors are just as welcome as those with stage experience.
This play will be a lot of hard work and a lot of fun for all who are involved! Don't be shy, give it a try! Community theatre is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever be a part of, and the Davis County Players have consistently presented top-notch material to southeast Iowa for nearly four decades!
"Harvey," is a three-act comedy written by Mary Chase and was first performed on Broadway in 1944. Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. It has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in a 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. The most recent Broadway revival featured Jim Parsons, from the TV series "The Big Bang Theory." The play is appropriate for families and children and adults of all ages.
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Many hilarious and touching moments follow.
Here, the "Great Communicator" attempts to define a word while using a form of the word in the definition.
Peace is peaceful.
Don't judge. We all made this same mistake in fifth grade. This quote is not dated, so for all we know, Old Ronnie said this when he was in diapers. Or perhaps not at all -- his followers do tend to play a lot of make-believe when it comes to the facts.
Please go on, Mr. President. Tell us how water is very watery and sugar is very sugary.
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