Elwood P. Dowd is a friendly, middle-aged man who happens to have an imaginary friend—Harvey, a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit.
Thus begins the Pulitzer Prize-winning theater production "Harvey", a 1944 play written by American playwright Mary Chase. Eagan High School students will present their own rendition of the comedy at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7; Saturday, Dec. 8; Friday, Dec. 14; and Saturday, Dec. 15.
The play centers around Dowd, whose family is driven to distraction by his belief in an imaginary friend. Sick of Dowd's eccentric behavior, his sister, Veta, decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the fringe of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also.
The play is directed by Nancy Owzarek.