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YSHS cast members of Harvey are, from left, front row, sitting in front, Anna Knippling, Kaila Russell; middle row, Allison Bothwell, Josh Seitz, Sierra Ward, Jonah Trillana.; back row, Shekinah Williams, Alex Kellog, Simone Collins, Windom Mesure. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

YSHS presents “Harvey” at Foundry Theater

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 The lead character in the new Yellow Springs High School play isn’t a student — or even a person. An invisible six-foot, three-inch tall rabbit takes center stage in the high school drama troupe’s “Harvey,” the 1944 Pulitzer prize-winning play written by Mary Chase.

 In the comedy, Elwood P. Dowd (Josh Seitz) causes grief for his social-climber sister Veta (Anna Knippling) with his constant talk of seeing an imaginary friend, Harvey, who may be a pooka — a mischievous fairie spirit in animal form from Celtic mythology. When Veta tries to commit Elwood, a “comedy of errors” ensues, and she is taken into the sanitarium instead.

“Harvey,” presented by the Yellow Springs High School Theater Arts Association, runs two weekends, Oct. 17–19 and Oct. 24–26, at the Antioch College Foundry Theater, 920 Corry St. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and tickets cost
$10 for adults and $5 for students.

“Harvey” is the first performance on the main stage of the newly-renovated Antioch Foundry Theater, the first community performance at the theater and the first play YSHS will perform in the space in 10 years. 

 Read the Oct. 17 issue of the News for the full story.





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