TV's Elinor Donahue Offers Her Last Theatrical Performance, As Harvey Begins Tonight

News   TV's Elinor Donahue Offers Her Last Theatrical Performance, As Harvey Begins Tonight
 
Television icon Elinor Donahue, well known for her roles in the series "Father Knows Best" and "The Andy Griffith Show," stars in the Judson Theatre Company production of Harvey in Pinehurst, NC, beginning Sept. 24. Donahue has stated in several interviews that the play would be the final theatrical performance of her lengthy career.

Performances of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy are set to run through Sept. 27 at Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College. The cast also features David Mason ("Law & Order: SVU" ) as Elwood P. Dowd, Shannon Agnew, Drew Bolander, Chris Brown, JD Demers, Adam Faw, Kelly Hackett, Lenore Kaler, Diana Cameron McQueen and Chris Thomas.

Harvey, which debuted on Broadway in 1944, tells the story of an alcoholic, middle-aged man Elwood, who insists that his friendship with an invisible rabbit is real, driving his sister crazy in the process. The original Broadway staging ran for almost five years and was awarded the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A recent 2012 revival saw the lead roles played by Jim Parsons and Jessica Hecht.

To purchase tickets to Harvey or request additional information, visit JudsonTheatre or call eTix at (800) 514-3849.

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