The Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company will explore the theme of “Invisible Forces” through their 2017-2018 productions. Mary Chase’s “Harvey” and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be presented in the fall and spring, respectively.
“We are touched by invisible forces on a daily basis: sunshine and moonlight; cosmic rays; ghostly emanations; and supernatural and metaphysical vibrations,” explained Stephen A. Schrum, PhD, director of the campus theatre program and associate professor of Theatre. “The two plays selected deal with supernatural creatures who affect the world around them in mysterious ways.”
The fall production, “Harvey,” is a classic work of the American stage. While sometimes an invisible rabbit is just an invisible rabbit, in this case he is real: a supernatural creature called a Pookah, which is a shapeshifter from the Old Irish tradition that usually takes the form of a dog, rabbit, goat, goblin, or an old man and who has the power of human speech.
In this play, only Harvey’s friend, Elwood P. Dowd, can see him—at first. How the unseen Harvey affects Elwood and the others he comes into contact with will delight and amuse our audience. The three-act play will be performed November 16 through 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in Ferguson Theater. Tickets are available at the door.