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Monday, October 13, 2014

Hurry ‘Harvey’ ends run this weekend at CentenaryStage

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The final performances of the heartwarming comedy HARVEY, by Pulitzer-prize winning author Mary Chase, will be Oct 15 – 19 at the Centenary Stage Company in the Lackland Center for the Performing Arts in Hackettstown.  Chase wrote the comedy for her neighbor, a single parent who had worked all her life to put her son through college only to see him killed in the war.   “What can I write to may her smile again?” Chase asked, and HARVEY was born.  Filled with comic misunderstandings and mistaken intentions, the play yet goes to the heart of what things matter most in life, even if they cannot be seen – as Elwood P Dowd’s 6-foot Pooka demonstrates. 

This  is comedy, and very funny comedy at that...with hilarious dialogue. Go See it,” says New Jersey Arts Maven critic Sheila Abrams, about the CSC production. (READ OUR REVIEW)

harvey 7The cast features Broadway veteran Colleen Smith Wallnau (“Crazy for You” - Hoboken), Boardwalk Empire cast members John Little (NY), and Steven L. Barron (Metuchen, NJ),   MFA graduate Chris Young (Wharton, NJ),  Shakespeare Theatre of NJ veteran Erica Knight, and an array  of talented New Jersey and Pennsylvania actors, including author Deborah Guarino (“Is your Mama a Llama?” – Sussex, NJ) , Angela Della Venture (Watchung, NJ)  and David Schleffler (Easton, PA).  The set is designed by Emmy-Award winning designer Bob Phillips.

Tickets for Harvey range from $25 to $27.50 with discounts for students and seniors. Every Thursday night is “Family Night,” which offers a 2-for-1 rush ticket price at the door.   Performance times are Wed, Oct 15 at 2 PM, Thurs. Oct 16 at 7:30 p.m., Fri. Oct 16 and Sat. Oct 17  at 8 p.m. and Sun. Oct 19  at 2 p.m.     Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling 908-979-0900


Photos: By Bob Eberle

1 Steven L. Barron is Elwood P. Dowd.

2. Colleen Smith Wallnau is Veta Louise Simmons

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