Classic comedy set for BBC stage

Classic comedy set for BBC stage

"Harvey," a delightful comedy written by Mary Chase, will be performed by BBC students in the Phelps Student Center next month.

The 12-member cast will offer three evening performances -- February 27, 28, and March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at or directly through the BBC Box Office, Monday through Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Contact the Box Office at 570.585.9000 for details. The advance-sale cost is $8 for general admission; the cost is $10 at the door.

An Unseen Friend
The play features Elwood P. Down, a kind, amiable man with an imaginary friend named Harvey. If that wasn't strange enough, Harvey just happens to be a six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall rabbit.

Elwood's eccentricities drive his sister Veta to the edge of despair when he insists on introducing his unseen companion to guests at her society party. At the end of her rope, she decides to have Elwood committed. When Veta tries to explain the situation to the doctors at the sanitarium, confusion causes her to be committed instead.

The Cast
The BBC student cast includes:

Myrtle Mae Simmons --- Abby Mappes
Veta Louise Simmons --- Morgan White
Elwood P. Dowd --- Patrick Kelley
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet --- Joanna Ferbrache
Ruth Kelly, R.N. --- Allyson Kochanek
Duane Wilson --- Collis Bryant
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. --- Neil Scott
William R. Chumley, M.D. --- Joshua Heffner
Betty Chumley, M.D. --- Kristen Miller
Judge Omar Gaffney --- J.R. Remelgado
E.J. Lofgren --- Joel Gardoski

Drama at BBC
Dr. Brian Maxwell has taught and directed plays at BBC for over 27 years. He holds degrees in communications, theatre, and ministry, and has studied theatre in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. from New York University's program in Educational Theatre.

Learn more about BBC's Drama program here.

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Posted on: 2/7/2014 7:41:31 AM

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