Spring Play Harvey Comes to CHS

On March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. the California High School Drama Club is sponsoring the spring play Harvey, written by Mary Chase.

Harvey is about the difficulties that arise when Elwood P. Dowd introduces his invisible friend, Harvey the pooka, to everyone he knows, causing problems for his sister Veta and charming little niece Myrtle Mae. When Veta reaches her limit and tries to have Elwood committed to the local sanitarium, Chumleys Rest, confusion ensues, and the wrong person is locked away. This show is sure to bring a smile to the lips and warmth to the heart as it seeks to answer the question, What is a pooka anyway?

The play features a split set showcasing both the Dowd library and the sanitarium, Chumleys Rest, at the same time. This is the first time Drama Club students have built a split set. The entire set was put together during the week of spring break with students working long hours.

Twenty-four students auditioned in December, however, only 14 students comprise the cast. The students began rehearsing in January.

The spring play will be held at the California High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $2 for PreK-12 and $5 for adults.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any cast member or the director Tiffany Brown.


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