The 1968 production of “Harvey” was the kick off of community theatre in West Point. Fifty years later, “Harvey” is returning to the West Point stage.

The turn out for the production “Harvey” was the kick off of the community theatre becoming a reality in West Point, said Loren Pinkerman in an interview with the West Point Republican in the Oct. 10, 1968 edition. Pinkerman was the producer.

The West Point Community Theatre is marking the 50th anniversary of the theatre with the return of Harvey. Harvey will be on stage on Nov. 2, 3, 4, and Nov. 9 and 10.

“We thought this would be a nice tribute,” said Cindy Hugo. She is the producer of the 2018 production.

The story is the same but the cast has changed.

Harvey, as a six foot invisible rabbit, is the best friend of Elwood P. Dowd, a middle aged somewhat eccentric man. People are not sure if his imaginary friend is due to his drinking or mental illness.

The original cast in 1968 was: Norma (Herman) Emanuel, Sarah Prazak, Wally Rose, Ruth Meyer, Charlene Thietje, Sandra Miller, Melvin Troe, Jim Strehle, Al Hugo, Darlene Strehle, Leonard Chadek and Doug Brazda.

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