By Mary Chase
Directed by Janelle Kauffman
When: Sunday, May 21 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom
Please bring a headshot and resume if you have them.
The Audition will be cold readings from the script.
The show runs July 22 through August 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm.
Synopsis: Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family-and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae-Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.
Myrtle May Simmons – An awkward spinster, age 25-40
Veta Louise Simmons – Myrtle May’s mother, matronly, age 50-65
Miss Johnson – Maid…any age
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – Judgmental socialite…oldish…50+
Nurse Kelly – Lovely young woman…25 – 35
Betty Chumley – Comfortable and pleasant wife of doctor…50-ish
Wilson – Heavy handed assistant/caretaker…40-50
Dr. Sanderson – The young, dense, doctor …30-40
Dr. Chumley – Director of medical facility, tired…50-ish
Judge Gaffney – The somewhat wise older man…60-ish
E. J. Lofgren – Cabbie…40+
Elwood P. Dowd – Precast
Harvey – Only if you are an invisible rabbit.
Sutter Street Theatre