Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Presents "Harvey"-2018
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent Summer Theatre will celebrate its 50th season of professional theatre with three productions during the summer months and a fourth production during the Christmas season, all directed by Saint Vincent Producing Artistic Director Greggory Brandt in honor of the Theatre’s founder, the late Fr. Tom Devereux, O.S.B.
This season will open with the popular comedy, Harvey, by Mary Chase, a show which was presented during the theatre’s first season in 1969, from May 24 to June 10.
“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,” Brandt commented. “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 too! It turns out that Elwood’s delusion has a strange influence on more than one of the doctors, and in the end maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.”
Preview performance is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, June 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Wednesday, May 30, Sunday, June 3, Wednesday, June 6, and Sunday, June 10. There are no performances on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, or Monday, June 4.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre patrons are asked to make ticket reservations in advance because seats are reserved at all performances except Thursday evening preview shows, which are general admission. Reservations may be made by calling the theatre box office, which opens on Monday, May 7, at 724-537-8900. Theatre patrons may also make reservations online by going to www.svst.org. A credit card is required for online reservations, and such reservations are transferable, but non-refundable. An additional $1 service charge will be applied to all tickets when they are picked up from the box office.
Individual tickets are $15 for preview performances, $22 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, $25 on Friday and Saturday evenings and $18 for matinees. Special theatre party group rates apply to groups of 20 guests or more. Senior citizens, 62 or older, are eligible for a discount upon request on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only. Special subscription plans are also available. Four-show and three-show subscription plans are again being offered this season. In addition, student tickets along with aspiring artists are available for $12 for any seat, any performance.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre performances are all scheduled in the comfortable, air-conditioned Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent College campus. Free trolley service will continue to be provided to and from the spacious and convenient parking areas adjacent to the Saint Vincent Basilica.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre will continue to feature its well-known Cabaret, the special after-the-show reception to which all theatre patrons are invited. Saint Vincent students serve snacks, hot dogs and beverages after the production and also provide entertainment. The cabaret is open after all performances except Thursday preview shows and matinees. Theatre officials encourage donations ($5 per person) if patrons enjoy themselves at the after-the-show gathering.
The 29th annual Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala will be held Friday, June 29. All proceeds benefit the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre. To receive an invitation or further details, phone 724-805-2901.
A free brochure is available by contacting the Saint Vincent Theatre box office at 724 537-8900.
Location: Robert S. Carey Student Center at SVC, Latrobe
Date & Time:
Registration is required
Contact: Saint Vincent Theatre Box Office
Phone: (724) 537-8900
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