Classic play turns world on its head
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 eventfinder.co.nz, or call 376 6583 and ask for Pilgrim to book.