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.