Harvey is often performed at high schools and community theaters, and its good-natured message about how much more interesting life is if we support the eccentricity in our midst never goes out of style. U High's production is a little different, however, in that, as the first production of their season, it's hoping to help pave the way for a trip with a different play to Edinburgh's Fringe Festival late next summer. While that's a great opportunity for U High students, it's also expensive, as you might imagine.
Right now, everybody at U High, including the cast and crew of Harvey, is working very hard to raise funds for the trip. And you can help them out! You can attend opening night tonight at U High's Stroud Auditorium, or get out to the Friday or Saturday night performances, also at 7 pm, or the Sunday matinee at 2 pm. Your ticket price ($10 for adults and $5 for students) helps them out, as do any extra donations you'd like to make.
Here's the blurb from the U High website:
"University High School Theatre and Thespians- present the Pulitzer-prize winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase as their 2013-14 season opener. This heart-felt comedy of errors features U-High senior Sullivan Peterson-Quinn as Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man, who claims to have an invisible friend - a 6', 3'' tall talking rabbit named Harvey. Performances are Friday and Saturday, October 25th-26th at 7pm and Sunday, October 27th at 2pm in Stroud Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or online here."I don't often publicize high school theater events, but I love Harvey as a play (the 1950 movie with James Stewart is pretty fun, too), Ben and his wife Rachel are local theater artists whose work I enjoy, and I think it's a great idea to support a high school theater program hoping to send kids to Scotland.
Keep an eye out for other U High fund-raising events between now and next summer, but in the meantime, get out to Stroud Auditorium this weekend!