Announcing a new meeting for Twin Cities Theater Meetup!
What: "HARVEY" at THEATRE IN THE ROUND, JUNE 13
When: Friday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Meeting fee: USD20.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Who should come: Everyone that likes to smile or think
Why: Because this is an extremely enjoyable play to enjoy and discuss. This is a "crossroads play". Come and find out what I mean by this.
Meeting Description: HARVEY
MAY 30 - JUNE 29, 2008 at the Theatre in the Round - Play begins at 8pm sharp
Directed by Steve Andersen
"I started to walk down the street when I heard a voice saying 'Good evening, Mr. Dowd' ". And so begins the most well-known friendship of the American stage -- between Elwood P. Dowd, liked by everyone in his small town as gentle and charming, if a mite odd, and Harvey -- whom only Elwood can see. With its amiable humor and splendid lines, this batty comedy won the Pulitzer Prize and has endeared audiences for decades around the world.
Elwood P. Dowd is a pleasant, mild-mannered 47-year-old bachelor who whiles away much of his time in bars with his good friend, Harvey. What makes this unusual is, Harvey is a 6-and-a-half-foot, invisible white rabbit.
When Elwood starts introducing his imaginary friend around to his high-strung sister Veta?s society friends, she sets out to have him committed. Much to her consternation, however, the sanitarium staff mistakenly diagnoses Veta as the lunatic, while Elwood slips blithely out for a toot on the town. While Elwood is out of sight, matters continue to unravel as sightings of Harvey start spreading like a contagion, until even the doctors are seeing the long-legged leporid and reconsidering the benefits of Elwood?s droll approach to sanity.
As Elwood himself puts it:
?I?ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I?m happy to state I finally won out over it.?
One of the most endearing and enduring comedies of the American stage, Mary Chase?s Harvey opened on Broadway in 1944 to immediate acclaim, running nearly four years and winning the 1945 Pulitzer prize for drama. Beneath the play?s stock comic characters and farcical premise is a gentle jab at conformity that audiences have warmed to then ? and ever since.
The 1950 film adaptation, also written by Chase, starred Jimmy Stewart as Elwood, in one of the most indelible roles of his nearly 60-year career.
The Theatre in the Round
RESERVATIONS: You can call 24 hours a day and no credit card is required. [masked]-3010. This number is answered by our staff Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and two hours before each performance. At other times, you will be able to leave your reservation or message of any length on voicemail.
Let us know:
1. The date you want to attend
2. The number in your party
3. Your name, address and phone number
4. Also let us know if you're using a Flex Pass, other coupons, and if your party requires
All seats are reserved. Seating is assigned a few hours before curtain, in the order we received the reservations, with priority given to our Season Ticket and Flex Pass holders -- so it's best to call as early as you know your plans.
You can pay for your reservation when you arrive. TRP accepts all major credit cards and personal checks. The front door is opened two hours before curtain. Some audience members stop in and pick up their tickets before going to dinner in the neighborhood.
Tickets can be purchased at the window without a reservation, if seating is available.
Tell them to put you with "Meetup"
We will be heading over to one of the close by beverage establishments for a brief discussion about the play afterwards and social time
The play runs for 2 1/2 hours. The effects of watching it can be priceless.
Learn more here:http://theater.meetup.com/124/calendar/7993088/