Thursday, December 13, 2018

Harvey, Presented by BHS Performing Arts

Comedies have long been a favorite of Burlington audiences so it is with great excitement that Burlington High School announces it will present Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase. Performances will take place on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 pm.

Best known for its 1950s film adaptation starring James Stewart, Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey, a six-foot-tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, decide to have him committed. However, comic misunderstandings ensue, hilarity abounds and, in the end, acceptance reigns supreme!

Leading the cast as Elwood P. Dowd is David Kolifrath. He is joined by Alison Martin as Myrtle Mae Simmons and Erin Kerr as Veta Louise Simmons. Also appearing are Grace Visco as Miss Johnson, Juliana Grossman as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet, Emily Campagna as Ruth Kelly RN, Rachad Mesnaoui as Duane Wilson, Nathanial Trofimow as Lyman Sanderson, Luis Villalta as William R Chumley, Caitlin Shea as Betty Chumley, Levi Theirrien as Judge Omar Gaffney and Joshua DeRome Taylor as EJ Lofgren.

Performances of Harvey will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, an accessible venue, located on the campus of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults, and are available at, 781-A-FUN-TIC and at the door.

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