Now's YOUR chance...don't miss out!
Auditions for Harvey are in less than three weeks. Sign up now and join those who have already claimed their spot. If you have already signed up, invite and bring a friend. If the stage is not for you, share this news with a friend.

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CLICK HERE for the cast of characters

Marcia Jeffrey, director for the TLP fall production of Harvey, will cast six men and six women for this full length comedy.

Show dates: October 19, 20, 26 at 7:30pm & October 27 at 2pm.
Actors must be available for all performances.

If an actor is under the age of 18, we will require parent/guardian approval of your participation as a cast member in Harvey before any role can be offered to you.

Auditions held at the Wilson Building (201 South Broad Street/2nd Floor)
Sunday August 26 at 3pm
Monday August 27 at 7pm
Wednesday August 29 at 7pm for call backs.

If you are unable to attend the audition times listed above please contact director Marcia Jeffrey by email at or leave a message at 740-212-2277 to schedule a different time.
Imagine yourself in one of these roles...
or any of the other five comedic parts..
Elwood P. Dowd, the charming eccentric, whose best friend is Harvey, an invisible six-foot tall rabbit, is well mannered, very friendly, cordial, and displays an old-school charm, with time for and interest in everyone. Elwood is Veta’s older brother who never married and remained in the family home.

Veta Louise Simmons, Elwood’s younger sister, has returned home after the death of their mother and is looking for a suitable husband for her daughter, Myrtle Mae. She is concerned about her position and her family’s position in society and all that includes. She loves her brother very much and goes back and forth regarding her feeling for Harvey.

Dr. William B. Chumley, the well-known psychiatrist and the head of Chumley’s Rest is a difficult, exacting man who will do anything to maintain appearances and the reputation of the Sanitarium.

Dr. Lyman Sanderson, the young, attractive and highly qualified psychiatrist, has been handpicked by Dr. Chumley. His skill is only surpassed by his vanity.

Myrtle Mae Simmons, is Veta’s daughter and Elwood’s niece. Myrtle, with her mother leading the way, is intent on landing a “ suitable husband”. Myrtle is extremely self-centered and in some way slightly askew. Elwood and Harvey are interrupting her plans. 

Wilson is the “muscle” or orderly for Chumley’s Rest. He does not have to have muscle but just be intimidating and/or assertive in some way and hands-on with others.

Judge Omar Gaffney, the old family friend of Elwood’s and also the family lawyer, is fiercely protective of the family and very understanding of Elwood’s friend Harvey. 

CLICK HERE for a listing of all the roles.
So what's this play all about?
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment.

Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! It seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on everyone. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey is not so bad after all.

Harvey is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York
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The Lancaster Playhouse can offer you a new outlet to get your business noticed. We are currently soliciting advertising for our 2018-2019 programs. These program books can showcase your business to about 400 patrons during each of our three productions.

Please email the playhouse at with your name, phone number and email address, mention program advertising in the header and a we will get back to you.
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Ticket Information for Season 2018-2019
Season tickets will go on sale September 1 and will cost $55.00, all processing fees and taxes included. Season tickets will be available for purchase until October 19.

Single tickets for Harvey will go on sale September 22 and will be $20.00, all processing fees and taxes included. Get a season ticket, save some money and be assured of a seat for all three productions. Why risk missing a play due to a sell out?

More information on how you can purchase those online tickets will be coming later. Note: tickets will be the same price, whether purchased on line or thru the box office.
TLP's 4th Season...2018-2019
Our Season of Mischief and Mystery
***Note the dates for Clue have been adjusted

October 19 at 7:30 pm
October 20 at7:30 pm
October 26 at 7:30 pm
October 27 at 2:00 pm

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

February 15 at 7:30 pm
February 16 at 7:30 pm
February 22 at 7:30 pm
February 23 at 2:00 pm

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

May 3 at 7:30 pm
May 4 at 7:30 pm
May 10 at 7:30 pm
May 11 at 2:00 pm

P roduced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French
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