Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.


Myrtle Mae Simmons – Nancy VanTreek

Veta Louise Simmons – Jill Roth

Elwood P. Dowd – Bob Abbey

Miss Johnson – Judith Walkenhorst

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – Millie Holman

Ruth Kelly R.N. – Rosemary Abts

Duane Wilson – Harris Douma

Lyman Sanderson, M.D. – Charles Hammonds

Eberhardt Kleinsmetz, M.D. – Ed Smith

Elizabeth Kleinsmetz – Marilyn Zimmermann

Judge Omar Gaffney – Marge Albrecht

E.J. Lofgren – Judith Walkenhorst

Production Staff

Director/ Designer: Jan Ewing

Stage Manager: Marge Grube

Production Manager: Don Zastrow

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Assistant: Lucille Mueller

Wardrobe Mistress: Janet Schackmuth

Light Design: Ted Heller

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Karen Schmeiser

Make-Up Design: Carol Jean Schmidt

Co-Chairman: Elinor Hendee

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Cover Art: Roger Lahm