Elwood P. Dowd, much to the dismay of his family, has a best friend that nobody else can see – a six foot white rabbit named Harvey. Elwoods’s socially obsessed sister Veta lovers her brother but becomes unglued as she tries to conceal his eccentricities while trying to find a suitable husband for her wallflower daughter, Myrtle Mae. Her attempt to have Elwood committed boomerangs into hysterical chaos while Elwood remains unchanged by the rigid world of rules he continues to ignore. Seventy-five years after its premiere, Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work remains heartwarming and hilarious. It also exposes our compulsion to silence those who do not conform to what is “correct” and our resistance to truly hearing those around us.
Directed by Celena Sky April.
Prelude conversation about the show on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center Rehearsal Room, located on the 2nd floor.
Salem Night is October 19! Salem residents admitted free with ID.
Tickets: $20 general/$15 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and above. Under 18, free.
Salem State students admitted free with ID.
For access and accommodation information, visit salemstate.edu/access.
Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus
356 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan