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June 16, 2012

Everyman's Pookah Rabbit: Harvey and Elwood P. Dowd tip a few at Studio 54.

Appearing again in New York City is a 6' 3" white rabbit. See yesterday's New York Times:

Such is the charm of the director Scott Ellis’s production of this 1944 chestnut, led by a supremely winning Jim Parsons as the gentle protagonist, Elwood P. Dowd, that you may find yourself wistfully scanning the departing crowds for a glimpse of Elwood’s boon companion, that big, furry critter who spreads both exasperation and enchantment among all who encounter him.

Mary Chase’s play is by no means a work of great profundity. The Pulitzer Prize committee may have never erred more egregiously than it did in favoring “Harvey” over Tennessee Williams’s first masterwork, “The Glass Menagerie.” But handled with care, as it has been in this Roundabout Theater Company production, this winsome comedy about a lovable eccentric can cast a satisfying spell.


Jim Parsons with "Harvey", on your left. (Sara Krulwich/NYT).

Posted by JD Hull at June 16, 2012 10:23 PM


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