Harvey Coming Soon to the Factory Theatre
While Greenville College’s Factory Theatre has seen some changes over the last couple years, the show must go on! In light of this motif, seasoned director Cecelia Ulmer has returned from retirement to provide a little help during a time of transition at the theatre. However, this means that you know that this show is in good hands. Having been a part of the Factory Theatre since before any of us can remember, Dr. Ulmer knows the ins and outs of theatre like no one else on campus, and she is proud to present for this year’s fall performance Harvey by Mary Chase.
A story concerning a friendly, aging man named Elwood P. Dowd (Dr. Bill Ahern), who is the only one who can see an invisible rabbit named Harvey, this comedy is one that is full of charm and heart-touching moments. Though he has a deep love for his niece, Veta (Jessie Polley), and grand-niece, Myrtle May (Taylor Meyers), they do not understand his connection with Harvey and only see him as going insane. When they try to have him committed to an insane asylum, a bit of confusion lands Veta in the asylum while Dowd goes free. In the ensuing tumult, desperate actions are taken to resolve this blunder and set the world to rights. Still, in the end, the characters must ask themselves whether that is truly what they really want.
Harvey will be showing at the Factory Theatre on November 13-16 at 7:30 each night. Other actors include Austin Schumacher, Zach Bonner, Jill Rutherford, Brittain Monroe, Tyler Lamb, Parker Wray, Alexis Pierce, and Quinton Hughes. Tickets are available at Watson’s Drug and Jo’s Java.
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Video Description: Two-time Emmy® winner and Golden Globe Award® winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Jessica Hecht (After the Fall) and Charles Kimbrough (The Merchant of Venice) star in Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase. Scott Ellis directs.