15 - 18 Nov 2023




Rathfarnham Theatre Group are delighted to bring this wonderful light-hearted play to the dlr Mill Theatre from 15th to 18th November – to chase away those Winter blues!!

‘Harvey’ is a Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by Mary Chase. It is the story of a sweet, friendly gentleman called Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend ‘Harvey’ – a Pooka who happens to be a six-foot one and a half inch tall, invisible rabbit.  While Elwood is very happy with his new best friend and delights in introducing him to everyone he knows, his sister Veta Louise and her daughter Myrtle Mae are embarrassed and
furious by turns. They feel he is making a show of them and ruining Myrtle Mae’s chances of finding a suitable husband. They determine to have Elwood committed to the local ‘Rest Home’ or sanitorium. However, due to some ‘unfortunate mistakes’ their plans are thwarted and
mayhem ensues.

This is a light-hearted joyful comedy with a message about acceptance and family love! It will send you home smiling!

In 1950, James Stewart was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his portrayal of Elwood, while Josephine Hull won the supporting actress award for her portrayal of Veta Louise.

In 2012 Jim Parsons (Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory) starred as Elwood in a Broadway production. ‘This gentle farce provides an ideal vehicle for the gifted Jim Parsons’ (TheHollywood Reporter).

Running time:  2hours 2o minutes including interval.

  • €18/ €16
  • 2.30pm (Saturday only) & 7.30pm
  • 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Comedy / Drama


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