Trinity Alumni Theatre Presents “Harvey” -- Aug. 21-23
Elwood P. Dowd has an imaginary friend that happens to be a giant rabbit. You can’t see it, but you can see the Trinity Alumni Theatre’s performance of the 1944 comedy “Harvey,” August 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marg Kallemeyn Theater.
Get your tickets today!
Tickets are $12 for general admission, and $8 for students and senior citizens. Order tickets online or call the campus switchboard at 708.597.3000.
More about the play
Elwood P. Dowd has an invisible friend--a six and a half foot pooka named Harvey--much to the dismay of his sensible, social-climbing sister, Veta and his niece, Myrtle. After Elwood embarrasses her at a party, Veta decides to take matters into her own hands and commit Elwood to a sanitarium. However, while attempting to commit him, the doctors mistakenly commit Veta, believing her to be the one suffering from delusions of the giant rabbit instead of her brother. Chaos and comedy ensue.
The play runs for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. The play is rated PG for mild language and some adult material.
From the cast and crew members
Director Heather Scholten ’14 said, “’Harvey’ offers a delightful balance between realism and imaginative whimsy. It’s been a privilege working on such a classic piece of theatre that’s become so culturally iconic, and working with a cast and crew that’s so committed to keeping things fresh. The play also offers some timeless insight into interpersonal relationships.”
Playing the role of Nurse Kelly is Caitlin Williams ’16 of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, who has enjoyed working with Trinity alumni. “Working with actors who have gone through the same program, and crossing the generational lines to create something is a rewarding learning experience,” she said. “It is great to connect with the other actors and share our Trinity theatre experience.”
Cast and Crew
DIRECTOR – Heather Scholten ’14
STAGE MANAGER – Tom Mullen ’14
ELWOOD P. DOWD – Jake Szafranski ’09
VETA LOUISE SIMMONS – Julie Wiltjer ’12
MYRTLE MAE SIMMONS – Kerry Garrison ’16
DR. CHUMLEY – Jordan Scholten ’10
DR. SANDERSON – Billy Doyle ’17
NURSE KELLY – Cait Williams ’16
DUANE WILSON – Rick Schuler ’08
JUDGE GAFFNEY – Leighton Schnedler ’16
BETTY CHUMLEY – Brooke Wigboldy ’14
ETHEL CHAUVENET – Kate McLaurin ’08
MISS JOHNSON – Esther Sullivan ’16
CAB DRIVER – Gina Ciametti ’13