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.


Miss Johnson – Barbara Sertich

Myrtle Mae Simmons – Susan Lautz

Veta Louise Simmons – Char Koehler

Elwood P. Dowd – Bob Margrett

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – Lorraine Selinski

Ruth Kelly R.N. – Diane Sciarra

Duane Wilson – Joel Griessmeyer

Lyman Sanderson, M. D. – Larry Krause

William R. Chumley M.D. – Glenn Schultz

Betty Chumley – Lynn Rybicki

Judge Omar Gaffney – Chuck Ebert

E.J. Lofgren – Dirk R. Milsted

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Set & Light Design: Marty Kooi

Stage Manager: Karen Granacker

Costume Design: Benjamin J. Gartmann

Sound Design: Marty Kooi

Master Electrician: Lacie Hexom

Properties: Karen Held

Make-Up Design: Beth E. Tengowski

Master Carpenter: Rick Klein

Paint Master: JoAnn Kudirko

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Lobby & Company Photography: Steve Irish/ Irish Studios