Auditions for Harvey play April 22

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The Academy Theatre and Lindsay Little Theatre will hold auditions for their summer co-production of Mary Chase’s Harvey. The show director, Dylan Robichaud, along with both theatres invite members of the community to audition on Monday April 22, between 7-9 p.m. The open auditions will be held at Lindsay Little Theatre, 55 George Street W., Lindsay. For more information, email dylan@dylanrobichaud.com.

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium.

A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood. Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at
the sanitarium.

In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

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