It was the basis for a sweet 1950 James Stewart film, and an inspiration for the twisted Donnie Darko 51 years later, and now Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is coming to Greystones.

Hitting The Whale stage from May 2nd to the 5th, the Greystones Players will be bringing the magic of Harvey to Greystones.

On the surface, it looks as though our protagonist, Elwood P. Dowd, is hanging out with a rather large rabbit named Harvey, but, his invisible buddy is actually a pooka, a benign creature of Celtic folklore who can bring just as easily bring bad news as good. In the case of Harvey, you always get the impression the news he’s bringing is good – but, for now, there’s the little matter of everyone around Elwood playing along whilst worrying about the man’s mental health. 

And his fondness for a drink or two. Having an invisible friend being the perfect excuse for always ordering two.

From there, as you may have guessed, we learn a lot about how those living a little out beyond the edge often have the best view on the world.


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