Third place finisher at the 2013 American Association of Community Theatre National Festival with a production of Cradle and All

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Our Spring 2013 Production


6 men, 6 women

Performance Dates:
May 10-12 and 16-18, 2013
7:30 PM
(Sunday afternoon Matinee: 2:00 PM)

Dick Antinoja
"Elwood P. Dowd"

Darlene Back
"Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet"

George "Bud" Barten
"William R. Chumley, M.D."

Rick "Ricky D" Durrant
"Judge Omar Gaffney"


David Edgren
"Duane Wilson"

Matt Goodness
"Lyman Sanderson, M.D."

Stephanie Hoerth
"Ruth Kelly, R.N."

Gretchen Powers
"Myrtle Mae Simmons"


Bev Ross
"Veta Louise Simmons"

Dorabian Schedgick
"E.J. Lofgren"

Jody Steinke
"Betty Chumley"

At the helm...

Susan Edgren
Artistic Director

John Young
Stage Manager

THE STORY: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all.

Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Auditorium
Rapids Mall
220 3rd Ave. S.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495