Friday, March 13, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Steve McElroy said Harvey's just another member of his cast, despite being an invisible, 61/2-foot tall rabbit imagined by the lead character.
Audiences who see the County Seat Players' production of "Harvey" this weekend will be introduced to Elwood Dowd, played by Steven Miller, and his imaginary best friend Harvey.
"Steven does such a good job that as you are watching him perform you'll see the character because of how he interacts with Harvey," said McElroy, who is directing the comedy. "You're going to know (Harvey) is there."
Thirty years ago, McElroy performed the role of Dr. Sanderson, one of the doctors at the sanitarium where Elwood's sister takes him to receive treatment for his delusions. The Loganville resident took a turn as the lead character Elwood just eight years ago and is now directing a production for the first time.
"'Harvey' has always been one of my favorite plays," McElroy said. "My dad loved 'Harvey' and he would wake me up if he found (the movie) on TV at night and I'd come in and watch Jimmy Stewart (as Elwood Dowd)."
The County Seat Players will present "Harvey" at
8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Discovery Point Stage at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. For more information on the show, call 678-226-6222 or visit www.countyseatplayers.org.
SideBar: If you go
· What: "Harvey"
· When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
· Where: Discovery Point Stage at Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville
· Cost: $12 to $16