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"Harvey"-Charlotte, NC - Casting ID # 1608324
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Charlotte, NC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-14-20
Audition Date 03-10-20 Submission deadline 03-09-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Genial, mild mannered Elwood P. Dowd has a special friend in Harvey, a large and gentle rabbit whom only he can see and hear. Utterly mortified, his social climbing sister tries to have him committed to a mental institution, but her plans go hilariously awry in this beloved American classic.

Role # 1 Elwood P. Dowd
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Elwood P. Dowd is the central character of the play, a charming eccentric who\'s best friend is Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit. Elwood is well mannered, very friendly, and has \"old-school gentleman charm\". Elwood is Veta\'s older brother but the age difference needn\'t be dramatic.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Dr. William
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Dr. William B. Chumley - Dr. Chumley is an esteemed psychiatrist and the head of Chumley's Rest with years of experience. He is a difficult, exacting man who will go to any length to protect the reputation of his sanitarium. Usually played an older actor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Dr. Lyman Sanderson
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Dr. Sanderson is a young and highly qualified psychiatrist, handpicked by Dr. Chumley. His talent is only surpassed by his vanity. He is as infatuated with Nurse Kelly as she is with him, though he struggles not to let on. Usually played a younger actor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Wilson
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Wilson is the muscle of Chumley's Rest, a devoted orderly responsible for handling the patients who will not cooperate voluntarily. He sets his sites on Myrtle Mae Simmons soon after meeting her.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Judge Omar Gaffney
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The judge is an old family friend of the Dowds and the family's lawyer. He is fiercely protective of the family and surprisingly understanding of Elwood's belief in Harvey. Usually played an older actor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Veta Louise Simmons
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Elwood's younger sister, Veta has returned to the family home after the death of her mother and is intent on landing a suitable husband for her daughter Myrtle Mae. She is very concerned about fitting into society and all the social proprieties that that involves. She also loves her older brother Elwood very much. This is the dynamic that drives the action of the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Ruth Kelly
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Nurse Kelly is a sympathetic character, a pretty young woman who has a love/hate relationship with Dr. Sanderson. She is sweet and kind and looks for the best in people. Usually played a younger actress.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Myrtle Mae Simmons
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Myrtle is Veta's Daughter (Elwood's Niece). Both Veta and Myrtle are about the business of finding Myrtle a man to marry-a mission that is made impossible with Elwood and Harvey constantly popping in. Myrtle is extremely self-centered.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Ethel Chauvenet
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Mrs. Chauvenet is an old friend of the family. She is an elite member of the town's social circle that Veta desperately wants Myrtle to break into. Usually played an older actress. A smaller role (Act 1 only) - may double as Betty Chumley.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Betty Chumley
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Dr. Chumley's kind and talkative wife. Usually played an older actress. A smaller role (Act 2 only) - may double as Ms Chauvenet.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 E. J. Lofgren
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E.J. Lofgren is a cab driver whose monologue about sanitarium passengers is crucial to the climax of the play. This role has a single scene near the very end and would have a limited rehearsal schedule.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -