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If you haven't yet, see Main Street Players of Boone County production of "Harvey" today, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM. The show closes today, some come out today. I saw the play last night and it was great. Harvey 2 PM 11 W 1st St, Belvidere, IL 61008 Visit: http://www.mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com/ for details.
P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably
imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot,
three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic
rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His
social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric
behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a
sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future
embarrassment. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors
ensues. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth
comes out the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.
When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend
Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a
strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr.
Chumley and his business partner, Dr. Sanderson. Only just before
Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him into a
"perfectly normal human being, and you know what bastards they
are!" (in the words of a taxi cab driver who has become involved
in the proceedings) does Veta realize that she'd rather have Elwood
the same as he's always been — carefree and kind — even if it
means living with Harvey.
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