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‘Harvey’ opens tonight at TNHS

By Tom Dekle, Communications Director

The Thomas Nelson Drama Company will perform Harvey by Mary Chase Friday (Nov. 17) and Saturday (Nov. 18) at 7 p.m. in the brand new performing arts center at Thomas Nelson High School. This will be the first TNHS performance in the center. Cost of admission is $7 for TNHS students and $10 general admission. Children 5 and under are free.

In the play, Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-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.

The following TNHS students are featured:  Donovan Roswall as Elwood P. Dowd; Faith Fenwick as Veta Louise Simmons; Lily Ramsey as Myrtle Mae Simmons; Evan Logsdon as Lyman Sanderson, M.D.; JJ Kassinger as William Chumley, M.D.; Nicole Reed as Ruth Kelly, R.N.; Brandon Mattingly as Judge Omar Gaffney; Austin Walden as Officer Welty and Mr. Lapin; Bradley Douglas as E.J. Lofgren; Shelby Clark as Mrs. Chumley; and LaDonna Curtsinger as Ms. Chauvenet.

A scene from the play HarveyDonovan Roswall performs as Elwood P. Dowd in the Thomas Nelson Drama Company production of Harvey. This classic play marks the first official TNHS drama performance in the school’s brand new performing arts center.

Applying a bit of makeup before the show startsBefore a dress rehearsal for Harvey, Faith Fenwick helps Brandon Mattingly with his makeup backstage at the Thomas Nelson High School Performing Arts Center.

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