Potosi High School's Drama and Theatre Department will be performing Harvey at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly man with a very strange best friend-a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood's sister, Veta, is concerned the rabbit will interfere with she and her daughter Myrtel May's life as a socialite, so she tries to have Elwood committed to the local sanatorium.
Veta is so hysterical that when she explains her brother's condition to Kelly, Wilson, and Dr. Sanderson, they believe she might be the crazy one. Elwood ends up making everyone — including Dr. Chumley and his wife Betty — turn the town upside-down on the lookout for the play's mild-mannered hero and his invisible rabbit.
"This is a story of understanding, love, and acceptance of the 'Harveys' in our own lives," said Theatre Director Holli Segura.
Tickets are $5 for all ages and all proceeds from concession sales go to support upcoming musicals.
The cast, by order of appearance, includes Matti Cook as Myrtle Mae Simmons; Makila Portell as Veta Louise Simmons; Ian Fairchild as Elwood P. Dowd; Aubrianne Singer as Miss Johnson; Madison Vinson as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet; Yvonne Eye as Ruth Kelly, RN; Jacob Jones as Duane Wilson; Gabe Adams as Lyman Sanderson; Ethan Link as William R. Chumley, MD; Carista Davis as Betty Chumley; Kyle Hughes as Prospective Buyer's Husband; Karlee Warthen as Prospective Buyer's Wife; Caleb Wands as Judge Omar Gaffney; and Dalton Brakefield as E.J. Omar Gaffney.
Members of the stage crew are Holli Segura, high school theatre director; Ella Dudley, assistant director; Shawna Thurman, stage manager; Brailyn Mercille, extra stage help; Grace Firnbach, publicity manager; Heaven Griffin, assistant publicity manager; Daniel Brooks, high school sound technician; Spencer Davis, sound effects and music technician; Trinity Naused, light technician; Madelyn Wilson, spotlight; and Chessa Coleman, Madison Portell, Peyton Skiles and Skylar Sterns, ticket collectors.