STANDISH — An invisible rabbit named Harvey will make his stage debut at Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road (Route 114), from April 13-22.

“Harvey,” Schoolhouse’s first production of the 2018 season, is directed by Chris Roberts, assisted by Hollie Pryor. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. 

The story is about Elwood P. Dowd who starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot invisible rabbit, to guests at a party. His sister Veta has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, from future embarrassment.

Problems arise when Veta is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that living with Elwood’s hallucination has caused her to see Harvey also. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood. But when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he arrives at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, Veta realizes that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

Tickets are $12 and $14. For reservations go to

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