GECA opens 'Harvey' Saturday

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts (GECA) will be presenting "Harvey" this weekend at First Presbyterian Church in Atmore.
According to co-director Sherrie Hursh, "Harvey" will bring tons of giggles to those in the audience.
"If anybody is looking for an evening of wonderful laughter, you won't be disappointed," Hursh said. "It's a wonderful comedy."
"Harvey" is a play written by Mary Chase. It won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1945.
The story is about Elwood P. Dowd who has an imaginary friend in a six and a half foot tall rabbit named Harvey.
Dowd begins introducing Harvey to his friends at a party and his sister, Veta, decides he has gone off the deep end so she wants to have him committed into a sanitarium to spare her family from embarrassment.
When Veta and Dowd arrive at the sanitarium, the doctors commit the sister instead of her imaginary rabbit-loving brother.
But, when the truth finally comes out, people begin looking for Dowd and his invisible friend and Dowd ends up back at the sanitarium looking for Harvey. The rest of the play is acted out through a variety of laughs and special moments between the brother, sister and imaginary friend trio.
Hursh said the GECA cast has been practicing diligently for approximately six or seven weeks in order to put on the play this weekend. There will be a cast of five women and five men to put on "Harvey" and Sharon Poulsen is the other director of the play.
"Harvey" will be presented by GECA on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Atmore. Tickets will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $8 and children are $6. GECA members and season pass holders will be admitted with their membership cards.
For more information, email or call 368-3899.

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