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Mary Chase
Samuel French
Director Staff: 
Director: Gabe Stroe
Asst. Director: Jillian Hill
Asst. Director: Marcel Cloutier

Elwood P. Dowd is an endlessly pleasant & delightfully eccentric bachelor living in a small town that isn't quite aware that its newest citizen is a 6'3" white rabbit named "Harvey," that only certain people can see. After supposedly meeting this rabbit - its origins attributed to the Celtic legend of the Pooka - Dowd's sanity is put into question by his equally eccentric sister, Veta Louise.

Elwood casually drives his sister's guests from their house by introducing and carrying on one-sided conversations with his invisible and silent friend. His sister and niece, Myrtle Mae, resort to taking him to the local sanitarium to have him committed. However, due to people not paying attention, interrupting, and cutting Elwood off as he is about to introduce his imaginary friend, it doesn't immediately appear that there is anything wrong with him, and so the examining doctor admits Veta instead!

A celebrated success: This play has become one of the most successful and popular plays ever offered to nonprofessionals.


Audition Dates

Performance Dates

  • Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    House opens at 6:30pm

  • Sat, 03/28/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    House opens at 6:30pm

  • Sun, 03/29/2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    House opens at 4:30pm

The Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (LTU Science Building, S100)
Venue Address: 
2100 West Ten Mile Southfield, MI 48075
Ticket Cost: 
LTU Students (with LTU ID): Free
General Admission: $5.00
Non-LTU Student Discount (student ID required): $3.00
Group Rates: Available upon request (email:

Cast Members

Emily VottaMyrtle Mae Simmons, Betty Chumley
Mandy EspinosaVeta Louise Simmons
Ben ErvinElwood P. Dowd
Terry SorensonMr. Johnson (The Butler), E.J. Lofgren (The Cabbie)
Ken FitzgeraldMrs. Ethel Chauvenet, Harvey
Tyler AdamsRuth Kelly, R.N.
John LeclercDuane Wilson
Grant BeuschelLyman Sanderson, M.D.
TJ StricklandWilliam R. Chumley, M.D.
Vance ArnoldJudge Omar Gaffney

Crew Members

Joe LongTechnical Director
Emily VottaProduction Project Manager
Shannon KennedyStage Manager
Dana NovakStage Manager
Caitlyn BrushProps Manager
Chad PantinStage Crew
Kai SchmidtStage Crew
Erin MoranStage Crew
Taylor BresslerLighting Engineer, Sound Track Engineer
Josh AndersonLighting Engineer, Lighting Console Operator
Wally BizonAudio Console Operator
Emy RenglerMake-Up Manager
Kaitlin CaseyMake-Up
Ashley SorensonHair Styling
Vicky LencioneCostumes Manager
Nikki TurkusCostumes
Jason JanickiHouse Manager
Mari WeaverGuest Relations
Mackenzie MorisonGuest Relations
Emily MinnickGuest Relations
Lizzy BenderPR Support
Miranda KlempPR Support
Zoe GaberPR Support
Kevin BuchmanStage Mentor (and Understudy)
Jenny LongConstruction Mentor
Ann JanickiPR Mentor