Imagine learning the same lines that were studied by Jimmie Stewart, Art Carney, Fred Gwynne, Harry Anderson, Leslie Nielsen or Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)? How about portraying the same stage characters that Helen Hayes, Swoosie Kurtz or Rue McClanahan did? All have appeared in productions of
Since it's Broadway debut in 1944 and the 1950 movie, a host of greats have been involved in the delightful story of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible friend, Harvey. As described by Dowd, Harvey is a pooka, a benign but mischievous creature from Celtic mythology who is especially fond of social outcasts (like Elwood).
Come to auditions and get a chance at some of these favorite lines.
Elwood P. Dowd: Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say "In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.
Dr. Chumley: This sister of yours is at the bottom of a conspiracy against you. She's trying to persuade me to lock you up. Today, she had commitment papers drawn up. She has your power of attorney and the key to your safety box, and she brought you here!
Elwood P. Dowd: My sister did all that in one afternoon. That Veta certainly is a whirlwind, isn't she?
Dr. Sanderson: Think carefully, Dowd. Didn't you know somebody, sometime, someplace by the name of Harvey? Didn't you ever know anybody by that name?
Elwood P. Dowd: No, no, not one, Doctor. Maybe that's why I always had such hopes for it.
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: Does Elwood see anybody these days?
Veta Louise Simmons: Oh, yes, Aunt Ethel, Elwood sees "somebody".