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. 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", does Veta realize that she would rather have Elwood the same as he has always been - carefree and kind - even if it means living with Harvey.
Harvey opens September 9th and runs through October 2nd. Ticket prices are $18 for Students/Seniors and $20 for Adults. This hilarious comedy will be appearing at Valley Performing Arts, 251 W. Swanson Avenue, Wasilla.
Call VPA at 373-0195, visit our website www.valleyperformingarts.org or come by the office, Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm to purchase your tickets.