Hampton Theater Company Season Begins October 23 with ‘Harvey’

John Kern and Matthew Conlon in "Harvey" by Hampton Theatre Company.
John Kern and Matthew Conlon in "Harvey" by Hampton Theatre Company. Photo credit: Tom Kochie

Hampton Theater Company with begin its 2014–15 season on Thursday, October 23, with the beginning of a three-week run of the classic comedy Harvey.

The titular character is a 6-foot-3-and-1-half-inch-tall invisible rabbit and friend to protagonist Elwood P. Dowd. Conflict—and humor—ensue when Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed.

Harvey debuted in 1944 on Broadway and earned playwright Mary Chase the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It ran for 1,775 performances before closing in 1949. James Stewart starred as Elwood in the 1950 film adaptation, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Matthew Conlon stars as Elwood. Rounding out the cast is Amanda Griemsmann, Pamela Kern, Martha Kelly, Krista Kurtzberg, Russell Weisenbacher, Sebastian Marbury, John Kern, Catherine Maloney, John J. Steele Jr. and Doug O’Connor. Diana Marbury directs.

Harvey will be staged Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. between October 23 and November 9 at Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue. General admission is $25. Tickets for seniors are $23, except for Saturday performances. Students under 21 will be admitted for $10, with ID.

The season will continue with Time Stands Still by Donald Margulles, January 8–25, and Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, March 12–29, and conclude with Hay Fever by Noel Coward, May 21–June 7.

A season subscription is $80 and includes one ticket to each of the four shows. Reservations for certain dates and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for subscribers.

Visit hamptontheatre.org or call 866-811-4111 for tickets and subscriptions.


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