The Tosa West Trojan Players will put on the comedy Harvey this weekend for just three performances with limited seating.
Director Tim Catlett has built a set that will put theater patrons on the stage in an intimate and nearly in-the-round "black box" theater experience. Only 150 seats are available for each performance.
Harvey is a comedy about Elwood P. Dowd who claims to have an invisible friend – not just any friend mind you, but a 6-foot, 3 1/2-inch-tall anthropomorphic rabbit, named Harvey.
Written in 1944 by American playwright Mary Chase, the comedy centers on Dowd, played by West senior Matt Zanton, an affable man who 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 daughter – Myrtle Mae – and their family 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.
Online ticket sales are available prior to each show but sales close at noon prior to each evening performance and by 9 a.m. for the 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Tickets will be available for purchase in person 30 minutes before each show at the school ticket office. All seating is general; buy your seats ahead of time at seatyourself.biz/trojanplayers.
Harvey is a production all ages can enjoy.
Performances: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $10 each; general seating. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets available for purchase online at seatyourself.biz/trojanplayers.
At: , 11400 W. Center St.