YTI Director Suzanne J. Houbre of New Bedford, MA. has cast twelve Southcoast area actors to take the stage in the hit Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway and Hollywood comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, the fourth major attraction of Your Theatre, Inc.’s 72nd season.
The cast includes Peter Ashworth, Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. and Al Vitale of New Bedford, Mellanie Crowther of Fairhaven, Stephen R. Kay and Megan McCaughey of Swansea, Susan Wing Markson of Lakeville, Camerin Bennett and Susan B., Sullivan of Fairhaven, Susie Kokkins of Marion, Bob Goodwin of Bristol, RI and Dennis J. Smith of Tiverton, RI. The production is stage managed by Mellanie Crowther of Fairhaven. Costumes are by Mark P. Fuller, Set and Lighting design by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr., both of New Bedford with sound design by William Smith of Dartmouth.
A Hilarious Whirlwind Of Confusion
This comedy pulls laughter out of the hat at every turn. Elwood P. Dowd is charming and kind with one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a 6-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. When Elwood starts to introduce his friend to guests at a society party, his sister Veta can’t take it anymore. In order to save the family’s social reputation, Elwood’s sister takes him to the local sanatorium. But when the doctor mistakenly commits his anxiety-ridden sister, Elwood and Harvey slip out of the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Everyone needs a best friend, and ours is Harvey!
Your Theatre, Inc. is grateful to our 72th Season Sponsor, Bank5, for their seventh year of strong support for the arts.
The play opens on January 10, 2019 and runs for two Thursdays through Sundays. Performance dates are January 10, 11, 12, 13 and 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019. Curtain time is 7:30 PM for all performances except the 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Performances are held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church complex. Free off-street parking entrance is on County Street.
Tickets are $18 general admission, $13 for season subscribers (three show minimum), and $15 for senior citizens, students, and military personnel. For further information call Your Theatre, Inc. at 508-993-0772, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The theatre’s web site is www.yourtheatre.org.
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