Harvey

Illinois State University's School of Theater and Dance presents, Harvey.

Illinois State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy “Harvey” at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The carrot-eating comedy will run at 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, and 16-20 and at 2 p.m. April 14 at the Center for Performing Arts.
Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $17 for adults. ISU alumni are eligible to recieve a special discount for the April 14 performance.
“Harvey” is a comedy written by Mary Chase that focuses on themes of originality and family. The main character, Elwood P. Dowd, is believed to be crazy by his sister Veta Simmons due to his imaginary pooka, who is a six-foot tall rabbit.
Elwood introduces his friend Harvey around town and his sister gets embarrassed for the last time and tries to commit him into a sanitarium.
ISU junior acting major Abigail Langner, who plays Simmons, says that her character sometimes believes she knows what's best for her brother even though it may not always be correct.
“It isn’t selfish because we believe to have that person’s best intentions in mind, but really don’t. Harvey is the understanding and love characters can have for each other,” Langner said.
“This show has so much magic and life to it,” she added.
With “Harvey” being an older play, Langner said that the show brings laughs that the cast and audience get to experience. One will feel the love and creativity of “Harvey” and what it means to make believe.
Tickets are available by calling 309-438-2535 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

KACEY NICHOLS is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at vidette_knicho5@ilstu.edu Follower her on Twitter at @Kacey12793516

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