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Drama Group’s December presentation is ‘Harvey’

The Drama Group will present the comedy “Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize winning play about a man and his invisible rabbit over two weekends in December.

The play, under the direction of Tony Labriola, will immerse the audience into the whimsical world of Elwood P. Dowd and his “best friend” Harvey, a six-foot invisible rabbit. 

When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his sister and daughter try to have him committed to a sanitarium. By mistake, it’s his sister who is committed, and the search is on to find Elwood with his invisible friend.  In the end, his sister realizes she loves her brother just as he is.

The play was adapted for a 1950 movie starring Jimmy Stewart.

The Drama Group performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 10. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14, 15 and 16, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17.

All tickets are available by going to The Drama Group BookTix website, where patrons will be directed to set up an account with “The Drama Group-BookTix Box Office.” Tickets also can be purchased by calling the box office at 708-755-3444. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and members of the military, and $19 for students.

While masks are no longer required under COVID-19 protocols, guests are encouraged to wear masks while at the performance.

The Drama Group is partnering with the South Suburban Humane Society, a “no kill” shelter in Matteson and Homewood. Guests are invited to bring a donation: Purina cat/kitten chow, Purina Puppy chow, Purina Smartblend Chicken & Rice Adult dog food; paper towels, dog and cat toys, laundry detergent, dog/cat treats and finally cash or AMAZON gift cards.

There will be donation boxes in the lobby of the Drama Group studio building evenings from Saturday, Dec. 3, through the run of the show, Sunday, Dec. 17. 

The Drama Group receives support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Drama Group is a member of Southland Arts, one of 26 local arts organizations.

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