photo collage from Annie, Fantastics, and Chicago of characters reading news




Written By:
Mary Chase

Harvey was a special community collaboration between Phamaly and Senior Housing Options.

Harvey was presented with special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

The affable Elwood P. Dowd has developed a life of contentment that he shares with his best friend: a 6-foot-tall pooka rabbit. But his eccentric ways are increasingly threatening to his sister’s social aspirations, and she resolves to have him committed to a sanitarium…until plans go awry and she ends up being committed instead. Winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize, this classic comedy challenges our assumptions of what – and who – is “normal,” and whether that’s something we want to be anyhow. 

Harvey will be a site-specific production, performed in collaboration with Senior Housing Options at the historic Olin Hotel in Capitol Hill, which now serves as residential apartments for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Cast and Crew

Production Team

Assistant Director – Mandi Chermak
Dramaturg – Alison Sullivan
Scenic Designer – Cheryl Brodzinsky
Lighting Designer – Vance McKenzie
Costume Designer – Nicole Harrison
Sound Designer – El Armstrong
Props Designer – Rob Costigan
Production Manager – Paul Behrhorst
Stage Manager – Darion Ramos


Ruth Kelly, RN – Alie Holden
Miss Tewksbury – Amber Marsh
Judge Omar Gaffney – Bobby Carey
Duane Wilson – Cameron Clarke
Myrtle Mae Simmons – Channing Icenogle
EJ Lofgren – Jacob Elledge
Betty Chumley – Elizabeth Bouchard
Veta Louise Simmons – Joy Carletti
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – Lucy Roucis
Lyman Sanderson, MD – Marcus Cannello
William Chutney, MD – Mark Dissette
Miss Johnson – Shannon Sauer
Elwood P Dowd – Toby Yount
Ensemble – Mark Howd, Jacob Elledge, Dale Rose



Promo Video