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"Harvey" Appears at The Milwaukee Rep

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

When actors Jonathan Daly, Jim Pickering, and Richard Halverson came over to the studio to talk with us about the Milwaukee Rep’s production of Harvey, we knew we were in for a lot of fun. We weren’t disappointed. 

Harvey, the play by Mary Chase, opened in 1940. The famous movie based on that play starred Jimmy Stewart and came out in 1950.

Daly takes on the role Stewart made famous – Elwood P. Dowd – he of the 6 and a half foot invisible rabbit friend named Harvey. Pickering plays Dr. William Chumley and Halverson is Judge Omar Gaffney. Pickering said it's no surprise why the play has such an enduring appeal.

"The wit is brilliant, the jokes are great. And the character's she's drawn are just so wonderfully specific and so much fun to play that you know if you just let her tell the story, it's so much richer than you would think at first glance."

Harvey opens Friday night on the Rep's Powerhouse Stage and runs through December 21st.

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.