HARVEY

Written by Mary Chase

Directed by Jennifer Levens

January 17 to February 14

Harvey 3

Cast:

ELWOOD P. DOWD…….. BRIAN STORM
VETA LOUISE SIMMONS……. JONESSA BRITAN
MYRTLE MAE SIMMONS ……..SARALYSETTE BALLARD
JUDGE OMAR GAFFNEY……… BILL SIEMER
MRS. CHAUVENET/MRS. CHUMLEY ………ELSIE RITCHIE
DR. SANDERSON…………… NICK BROWN
NURSE KELLY………… MICAYLA WHITMER
DR. CHUMLEY………. RICHARD S. GRACE
WILSON………… ED SULPICE
GRAYDON FISHER………THE CABBIE LOFGREN
MAID………. ALEXUS K. BROX.

Synopsis: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The young, handsome, and very flirtatious Dr. Sanderson commits Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley. Only just before Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him into a “perfectly normal human being, and you know what bastards they are!” (in the words of a taxi cab driver who has become involved in the proceedings) does Veta realize that she’d rather have Elwood the same as he’s always been — carefree and kind — even if it means living with Harvey.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH Cast Announced

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Directed by Samantha Fork

By Frank Galati, from the novel by John Steinbeck

Cast

Jim Casey…John Welsh
Tom Joad…Ian Dalziel
Pa Joad…Dan Kupsky
Ma Joad…Tammy Jones
Uncle John…Bob Christensen
Rose Of Sharon…Josselyn Carter
Grampa…Mike Ferguson
Granma…Laura Christensen
Noah…Reese Resender
Al…Zachary Jackson
Connie Rivers…Anthony Wilder
Ruthie…Alexus Kenyon Brox
Winifred…Carly Sinclair
Megan O’Keefe…Narrator
Chloe Freeland…Al’s Girl and multiple female roles
Jim Littier…Floyd and multiple male roles
Tim Murray…Man Going Back and multiple male roles

 

Thank You

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Riverfront Playhouse’s Capital Campaign wishes to thank Barbara and Stephen Berger of Cafe Paradisio for supporting our theatre and presenting a check to Len Alexander.  We appreciate your involvement and desire for Riverfront Playhouse to move downtown.  Thank you!