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Harvey

HALEY MARTIN
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 pm Sundays through July 21. No show Thursday, July 4., Thursday July 11 | $26.
 
It’s not every day you come across a 6-foot, boozing, talking rabbit. But in Mary Chase’s 1944 play Harvey, that’s exactly who you’ll meet. Harvey is the (presumably) imaginary friend of Elwood P. Dowd (Jason Shanafelt), who is also unseen to the audience. Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s rendition of this slapstick comedy is lighthearted and very funny, despite the dated cheesiness. As Harvey opens, Elwood’s socialite sister Veta and her daughter are fed up with Elwood introducing Harvey to their friends and embarrassing them, so they decide to have him committed to a sanitarium. From here, chaos and confusion ensue at a steady clip, with the action dragging only at the beginning of the second act. The melodramatic Veta (Amanda Valley) believes her brother’s insanity is rubbing off on her, and between her hysterical weeping and madman cackling, Valley conjures the biggest laughs from the audience. Elwood, for his part, is eccentric and amiable. Constantly bowing and kissing women on the hand, he seems almost too lovable. But his unintentional humor keeps the character intriguing, with some of his slyest comments the funniest of the show. Though he's constantly ostracized for his interactions with Harvey, there’s a sense Elwood may be more in control than those trying to tame him. “In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant,” Elwood says. “And I got tired of being smart.”

Where: Clackamas Community College, Osterman Theatre
Phone: 594-6047
Address: 19600 S Molalla Ave.
Website: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=3

 
 
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