"Harvey" director James Grob talked about the upcoming show on Monday with Mike Buchanan on KBIZ Radio's "Mid-Morning Magazine!" Listen in!
DC Players to present 'Harvey' April 10 and 11
The Davis County Players have been hard at work on the 2015 spring play, "Harvey," which will be presented Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. at the Iowa Theatre in Bloomfield.
"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.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for 12-and-under. Advance tickets are available at Perfect Touch Wellness Center. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of each show.
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit that only he seems to be able to see, 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, as the other characters, and even the audience, might begin to wonder, "Is Harvey real?"
Cast members include Jack Knox in the lead role of Elwood P. Dowd. The rest of the cast features Gail Van Mersebergen, Josie Drummond, Wayne Van Mersebergen, Danny Van Horn, Joanna McCoy, Ron Bride, Rich Wortmann, Kaitie Graves, Michelle Grob, Aaron Gingerich and Gail Wortmann. The play is directed by James Grob, with Tammy Roberts as assistant director.
A gift for you, courtesy Jimmy Buffett ...
Death Of An Unpopular Poet
By Jimmy Buffet
I once knew a poet
Lived before his time
He and his dog, Spooner
Listen while he'd rhyme
Words to make you happy
Words to make you cry
Then one day the poet
Suddenly did die
But he left behind a closet
Filled with verse and rhyme
Through some strange transaction
One was printed in the Times
And everybody's searchin'
For the king of underground
Well, they found him down in Florida
With a tombstone for a crown
Everybody knows a line
From his book that cost four ninety nine
I wonder if he knows he's doin'
Quite this fine
'Cause his books are all best sellers
And his poems were turned to song
Had his brother on a talk show
Though they never got along
And now he's called immortal
Yes, he's even taught in school
They say, he used his talents
A most proficient tool
But he left all of his royalties
To Spooner, his old hound
Growin' old on steak and bacon
In a doghouse, ten feet 'round
And everybody wonders
Did he really lose his mind?
No, he was just a poet who lived before his time
He was just a poet who lived before his time
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