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Spotlight On The Arts | Harvey Opens Friday!

If you haven’t reserved your tickets for The Maumelle Player’s production of “Harvey”, you might not be too late. Opening night is Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.. This will be The Players’ last production at the Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, so why not pack the house for all six shows. Friday, April 19 is already sold out.

“Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize winning play was written by Mary Chase during the height of World War II. The story goes that she wanted to write a play that made people feel good during tension and sadness of war. “Harvey” succeeds on many fronts. While entertaining us, it also helps us question whether or not some of our fantasies might actually be reality. Often we spend so much time worrying about what is real, that we miss the memorable moments in our close relationships.

Mike Crosson does an excellent job in bringing Harvey to life, as a character seen only by the one he plays, Elwood P. Dowd. But as we find out during the play, perhaps Harvey is not just a figment of Elwood’s imagination. Peggy Cromwell, another veteran of the Maumelle stage, ties the logic and the imagination together as Elwood’s sister, Veta.

This play has 12 cast members and all were mentioned in a previous column. They have worked hard to learn their lines, built another wonderful set and done all the other things it takes to produce a community theater production. Come show your appreciation for the dramatic arts in Maumelle and support your community theater. Let’s fill the house!

Mark your Calendars

The Maumelle Players Community Theatre will present Harvey by Mary Chase at the Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church on April 12-14 and 19-21 (April 19 is SOLD OUT). Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. and Sunday is a 3 p.m. matinee. Tickets available at www.maumelleplayers.org or the Maumelle Senior Wellness Center. Call 501-492-9851 for more information. $15 for adults and $12 for Seniors (65+) Students and children (under 12).

Maumelle Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Maumelle Library.

Remember to let us know about your event or organization so we can give it a place in a Spotlight on the Arts feature story or calendar. Contact me at maumellearts@gmail.com.

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