Clas­sic play turns world on its head

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A clas­sic com­edy is tak­ing on a new life.

Pulitzer prize win­ning play Harvey opens on Septem­ber 3 at Pitt St’s The­atre Pitt.

Free­mans Bay res­i­dent Justin Ghodes plays the lead char­ac­ter El­wood P Dowd.

His imag­i­nary friend is an in­vis­i­ble rab­bit named Harvey who he in­tro­duces to ev­ery­one he meets.

His so­cial climb­ing sis­ter be­gins to find his behaviour em­bar­rass­ing and has him com­mit­ted to a san­i­tar­ium. A com­edy of er­rors en­sues.

Harvey is Ghodes’ sec- ond New Zealand pro­duc­tion since ar­riv­ing from the United States ear­lier in the year. He is ex­cited to be a part of it.

‘‘It al­lows the world to be turned on its head and the ac­tors and au­di­ence to be changed if they’ll let it,’’ he says.

The play first hit the stage in 1944. It was turned into a film sev­eral times.

It runs un­til Septem­ber 13. Tick­ets are $22 for adults and $20 for se­niors, chil­dren and stu­dents. Visit, or call 376 6583 and ask for Pil­grim to book.

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