For Immediate Release: November 2, 2015
Garden City, NY – The Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance will present Harvey, a comedy by Mary Chase, November 13-15 and 18-22 at the Mainstage Theatre.
Harvey is about Elwood P. Dowd, a good-natured, mild-mannered eccentric who is known in all of the cafeterias and saloons in his small town. Elwood is polite and cheerful and always friendly toward any strangers he might encounter, but he has just one problematic character trait: his best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit, Harvey. Wherever he goes, he brings an extra hat and coat for Harvey, and he buys theater tickets and railroad tickets in twos so that they can go everywhere together. His sister and her daughter try to have Elwood committed to the local sanitarium, where the behavior of the prominent psychologist and his staff raise the age-old question of who is more dangerous to society: the easy-going dreamer with a vivid imagination or the people who want him to conform to the accepted version of reality?
Performances of Harvey are at 8:00 p.m., except on Sundays, when they are at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 per person, discounted to $7.00 for those 55 and over and those under 18. Free rush tickets for weeknight performances are available at the door for college students with valid fall 2015 ID. For more information, call the theatre box office at 516.572.7676 Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 22,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.