HARVEY by Mary Chase

Greystones Players

presents 

HARVEY

by Mary Chase

I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I’m happy to state I finally won out over it

– Elwood P. Dowd 

A delightful play for all the family*, Harvey by Mary Chase is a charming comedy that explores whether ‘it is better to be kind than smart’, the absurdity of believing that reason rules the world and the wisdom of accepting people as they are.

Our hero, Elwood P. Dowd, is an affable, people-loving individual who has chosen to drop out of the rat race and conventional world in favour of living in the moment and embracing all who come his way. Elwood P. is encouraged, abetted and protected by his ‘imaginary’ friend Harvey – a six-foot-three-and-a-half-inch white pooka (or rabbit, to the uninitiated) – and his attachment to his unusual friend continually disrupts his sister Veta Louise’s social plans and marriage hopes for her unlovely and grasping daughter, Myrtle Mae. Veta Louise feels left with no alternative but to have her brother committed to the care of a sanatorium, a decision which sets off a series of unexpected and hilarious events. 

This Pulitzer prize-winning play is Greystones Players’ fifth major production and promises a lively and engaging theatrical experience for all. 

*8 + years

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd.

Greystones Players is a community theatre group supported by Greystones Studios and Whale Theatre. 

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