Boone Community Theater to explore higher sanity of ‘Harvey’

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Starring in the Boone Community Theater’s upcoming production of Harvey are, from left, Marcus Cross, Joseph Kerr, Sally Miller, Brandon Windus, Harvey (visible only to some), Jasmine Hill Drake, Christopher Levi and Kelsie Janney. Not pictured are Katy Foley, Jolene Muller, Todd Reed and Joe Zimmerman. Directed by Susan Herrick with Navvab Munirih as assistant director. Photo courtesy BCT

The Boone Community Theater will stage “Harvey,” written by Mary Chase and directed by Susan Herrick, Dec. 5-7, 12-13 at the DMACC auditorium in Boone.

Chase’s classic of the American theater was first staged in 1944. It received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945. The story was made famous in the 1950 movie version, starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull.

In “Harvey,” the audience follows the journey of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary friend, Harvey. Elwood insists on including Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings, but an imaginary six-foot-six-inch rabbit is a social disaster for Veta and her daughter, Myrtle Mae.

Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but a young doctor mistakenly commits Veta instead of her brother, and that’s when things get complicated.

Tickets are available on the Boone Community Theater website. Reservations can also be made by texting or calling the theater at 515-303-0393.

Dinner theater tickets are $40 and will be available the first weekend only. The dinner theater includes a 6 p.m. meal in DMACC’s L. W. Courter Center, followed by the 7 p.m. show in the auditorium. The catered meal includes salad, lasagna, mixed vegetables, roll, beverages and dessert.

Show-only tickets are $15 per adult with a $5 discount for students with ID and seniors age 65+. A 10 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more for show-only seating.  Dinner theater tickets do not include discounts.

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