What are YOUR Harvey memories?
Harvey has been a theater classic for years. Do you have particular memories of this play? Did you perform in it in high school or some other production? Have you seen it once or perhaps multiple times? Did you see the movie with Jimmie Stewart? Or perhaps you have never seen it? No matter your own history, you are invited to The Lancaster Playhouse production of this timeless comedy classic October 19, 20, 26 or 27.

In TLP's season of mischief and mystery, this play is coming to the playhouse in less than two weeks. Being performed on two weekends, TLP hopes you will join the cast and crew for a memorable evening.

Editor's Note: My own Harvey memory dates back to high school (over 50 years ago) when I was prompter for the play and knew everybody's lines!
Single Tickets for Harvey on Sale NOW
Order your tickets soon to secure your seating preference. Tickets for this comedy classic, Harvey, are now available online. All reserved seats are $20.00. Online sales will be open for each show until two hours prior to each performance.

Harvey will be presented at the Wilson Building, 201 South Broad Street in Lancaster. The theatre is on the second floor and has an elevator. Show dates are October 19, 20 and 26 at 7:30 pm and October 27 at 2:00 pm.

Limited tickets may be available at the door depending upon online sales. Why take a chance of seeing a "SOLD OUT" sign the day of a performance? Click on any of the links below to pick your best date and rest assured your seat will be waiting for you.

If you have any questions about a performance or ticketing please call the box office and leave a message. (740-974-6648).
CLICK HERE to order tickets for Friday October 19 at 7:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for Saturday October 20 at 7:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for Friday October 26 at 7:30 pm.

CLICK HERE to order tickets for Saturday October 27 2:00 pm.
How well do YOU know who said what?
In the playbook of Harvey there are many memorable lines that can't help but cause a chuckle or some outright laughter. Can you identify who said what? You will want to listen carefully when you attend the play and see if you guessed correctly!,
  Does Elwood see anybody these days?

There are two ways to live well, you can be smart or pleasant. I've been smart for years, and I recommend pleasant.

After this, he'll be a perfectly normal human being, and you know what stinkers they are!

Myrtle Mae, you have a lot to learn, and I hope you never learn it.

I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax!

You know, people are people no matter were you go.

 I always have a wonderful time - wherever I am, whomever I'm with. I'm having a fine time, right here.
CAST of CHARACTERS

Elwood P. Dowd
Veta Louise Simmons
Dr. William B. Chumley
Nurse Ruth Kelly
Dr. Lyman Sanderson
Myrtle Mae Simmons
Duane Wilson
Judge Omar Gaffney
Ethel Chauvenet
Betty Chumley
E.F. Lofgren
Miss Tewksbury
Mrs. Halsey
Nurse Dunphy
Mrs. Smethills
Henry
The Waiter


First time for Porter on TLP stage
Jeff Porter has taken on the role of Dr. Chumley. He lives in Lancaster, Ohio and works for Fairfield County. He shares " there was a posting for the recent Fall for Theater fundraiser and I started looking at the schedule. I saw there were tryouts for Harvey and decided to give a tryout a go even though I haven't done anything with Theater since high school. So far, it's been great fun! I've been posting to Facebook in order to get the word out on the performances to friends and family."
TLP welcomes new volunteer Ray Hayes
Newest TLP volunteer Ray Hayes shares some volunteer insight.

After seeing TLP presentations of Jekyll and Hyde and Glorious I thought it might be fun to be involved with a community project like TLP. Beside 42 years as a Professional Engineer, our life in an old farm house outside of Lancaster has provided a carpentry school of hard knots that might be useful to a shoestring budget, short timescale project like live community theatre.
 
While volunteering to help with carpentry jobs, TLP's needs in set design, props acquisition, and the IT of ticket management were more pressing. While they are not a good fit to my existing skill set, I guess we’ll see how well I can fit in this production program.
 
As active members of St. Joseph Parish in Sugar Grove, my wife and I expect to invite others in that community to join us in this season of Mischief and Mystery.  
Kauffman goes "costume shopping"
Being a member of the posse presented some costume challenges for Linda Kauffman. Portraying three characters means some costume changes and lots of fun.

Kauffman will be seen as Miss Tewksbury during the afternoon soiree at the home of Veta Louise Simmons, then Nurse Dunphy at the Chumley Sanitarium and finally as Mrs. Smethhills. Will you spot her under all those hats?

She is thankful to friends at the Licking County Players (who are celebrating over 50 years of community theater) who allowed cast members to peruse their extensive costume shop. Perhaps at sometime in the future TLP will be able to extend that same offer to other theater groups!
Harvey cast is prepping for tech week
Coming to the stage October 19, 20, 26,27
where is that lovable POOKA?
THE PLOT...When Elwood P, Dowd starts to introduce his 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 have caused her to see Harvey also. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his companion, Harvey. It seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's friend has 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. 

Harvey  is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

THE CAST:
Elwood P. Dowd....................................Bryon Moorman
Veta Louise Simmons........................ Suzanne Moorman
Dr. William B. Chumley..................... Jeffrey Porter
Nurse Ruth Kelly.................................Haley Keller
Dr. Lyman Sanderson....................... Tony Barnhart
Myrtle Mae Simmons.........................Kim Chrysler
Duane Wilson.......................................Alex Nestor
Judge Omar Gaffney........................Thomas Moorman
Ethel Chauvenet.................................Kim Wickham
Betty Chumley....................................Julie Crook
E.J. Lofgren........................................Tyler Corcoran

THE POSSE
Mrs. Halsey/Charlie.......................................................Jane O'Brien
Miss Tewksbury/Nurse Dunphy/Mrs. Smethills.....Linda Kauffman
Henry/Mrs Smethills' Escort/Waiter .....................Mitchell Colegrove

THE CREW:
Director............................................Marcia Jeffrey
Stage Manager...............................Tyler Corcoran
Set Designer & Construction......Thomas Moorman
Costume Designer..........................Vicki Norris
Lights & Sound Designer..............Ben Doane/PJ Aubrey
House Manager...............................Loran Peterson
Props Master & Set Construction......Ray Hayes
Back Stage Assistant....................Heather Hawkins
A group shot after a rehearsal
On the floor : Bryon Moorman (Elwood).

Seated left to right: Kim Chrysler (Myrtle Mae), Suzanne Moorman (Veta); Haley Keller (Nurse Kelly).

Standing left to right: Tyler Corcoran (E.J. Lofgren); Tom Moorman (Judge Gaffney); Tony Barnhart (Dr. Sanderson); Jeffrey Porter (Dr. Chumley); Alex Nestor (Duane Wilson).
TLP's 4th Season...2018-2019
A Season of Mischief and Mystery


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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