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‘Harvey’ hops into Ashe Friday

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Article Published: Mar. 21, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 26, 2012
‘Harvey’ hops into Ashe Friday

The cast and crew of Harvey include (front, from left) Connie Woolard, Maureen Dintino, Dayne Hodges, Les Miller, Melissa Caudill, Tyler Cloherty, (back, from left) Bill Baker, Ken Mullen, Connie Hardison, Jan Gambill, Andrew Shepherd, Barry Aldridge, Jeff Dreyer, John Wooten, John MacConnell and Jim Williams. Not pictured: Edie Miller.

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The classic story of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible rabbit named Harvey comes to life on the Ashe Civic Center stage Friday, March 23.

Directed by Jim Williams and produced by Linda Dreyer, “Harvey” tells the story of an affable man named Elwood P. Dowd (played by Ken Mullen) whose imaginary friend, Harvey, a 6-foot tall rabbit, is unseen to all but Elwood.

When Elwood starts to introduce Harvey to guests at a society party, his society-obsessed sister, Veta (played by Maureen Dintino), has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have Elwood committed to spare her daughter Myrtle Mae (Tyler Cloherty) and their family from future embarrassment. Comedy ensues when the folks at the sanitarium have Veta committed instead of Elwood.

“Harvey” opens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and performances are also scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Reserved seating for “Harvey” is available in advance from the Ashe County Arts Council. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, and are now on sale at the Ashe Arts Center, either in person, or by phone at (336) 846-2787. Credit cards are accepted.

For more information, call (336) 846-2787.

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