Saturday, April 27, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
The New Players Theatre Guild of Fitchburg announces audition dates for the Pulitzer Winning Play, HARVEY to be performed on April 12, 13,14 & 19, 20, 21 at the New Players Theatre Guild Center for the Performing Arts. The audition dates will be Sun: Feb. 17 @ 6:00pm & Tues: Feb. 19 @ 7:00pm and will be held at The New Players Theatre—15 Rollstone St, Fitchburg, MA. There are 6 male roles and 6 female roles of various ages. Some of the major characters are: Elwood P. Down—a friendly eccentric and charming central character of the play; Veta Louise Simmons—Elwood’s sister, embarrassed by Elwood and scared for her daughter; Myrtle Mae Simmons—young, self-centered spinster-ish daughter if Veta; Dr. William Chumley—Esteemed psychiatrist, head of the sanitarium; Dr. Lyman Sanderson—handsome young psychiatrist, infatuated with Nurse Kelly; Ruth Kelly—a pretty young nurse attracted to Dr. Sanderson. Rehearsals for the show will be Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays and will start Sunday: Feb. 24. For more information contact Kevin Baldwin, Director @ email@example.com or Bob Healy, Producer @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 14, 2013
NPTG is looking for a director for our upcoming April play Harvey. If interested please contact the NPTG board of directors at email@example.comElwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, one-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment.
When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley and his medical partner Dr. Sanderson. Only just before Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him into a "perfectly normal human being, and you know what bastards they are!" (in the words of a taxi cab driver who has become involved in the proceedings) does Veta realize that she'd rather have Elwood the same as he's always been — carefree and kind — even if it means living with Harvey.-Wikipedia