Harvey Comes to Concord College

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 13 2001

Harvey Comes to Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College Theatre will be presenting Harvey, the classic comedy by Mary Chase on Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m in the H.C. Paul Theatre, Alexander Fine Arts Building.

Harvey is a delightful comedy about the well-known Elwood P. Dowd. When Elwood starts to introduce his friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot invisible rabbit, to guests at a party, his sister, Veta, decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. Problems arise, however, when Veta is mistakenly committed instead of Elwood! When the truth comes out, the chase for Elwood and Harvey begins. The audiences will stay hooked as the plot twists and turns.

Robert Moore III, a Concord theatre student, will be directing this production. Moore stated, “This is truly a student production, almost the entire company is students. It’s nice to have fellow students in the department who are so talented and dependable.”

Robert also acknowledged that none of it would be possible without the wonderful support from theatre professors Ann Lile and Perry Lee. Moore said, “I owe them, along with Dr. Jim Lile, a huge thanks.”

The cast includes: Sarah Lewis as Myrtle Mae, Christal Toppins-Barton as Veta Simmons, John McBrayer as Elwood P. Dowd, Jessica Whitt as Miss Johnson, Karen Atha as Ethel Chauvenet, Mandy Sanderson as Ruth Kelly R.N., Kahlil Joseph as Duane Wilson, Tejas Sreedhar as Dr. Lyman Sanderson, Matt Campbell as Dr. William Chumley, Pam Jackson as Betty Chumley, Jason Brier as Judge Omar Gaffney and Adam Shartarsky as E.J. Lofgren. Additional cast members include Violet Garrison, Brain Maxwell, and Lydia Bennett.

Come and catch a glimpse of Harvey at its finest.

Concord’s box office will open October 1. Operating hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Ticket prices are as follows: adult tickets are $5.00, tickets for senior citizens are $4.00, and tickets for non-Concord students are $2.00. Call the Concord College box office at 1-304-384-5101 for more information.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon,
1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

The Communication Arts Department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.

Amanda Aliff, a student in Concord College’s Communication Arts Department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Delbarton, W.Va., and she is majoring in Communication Arts.