‘Harvey’ brings in 700 for Foothills Community Players

It was a tale of an invisible rabbit, and the man who could see it that drew more than 700 folks to The Capitol Theatre on Nov. 12 - 21.

The Foothills Community Players production of “Harvey” was a good experience for both audiences and the cast, FCP vice president John Cherry said.

“The audience loved it. We heard a wide range of audience praise. Some called it the best play to date,” he said. “I would say we drew about 700 total. It went great.”

The story is about Elwood P. Dowd, a good-natured, mild-mannered eccentric who has just one problematic character trait: His best friend is an invisible, six-feet-tall rabbit, Harvey.

“We got rave reviews for Mitch Moore, who played Elwood P. Dowd, who sees Harvey. It went very well, and there was lots of laughter. It is a fun show you can really enjoy in the audience,” Cherry said.

Cherry said the challenge with this production was it is a two-set show. “We had a scene change we had to do twice,” he said. “It was a neat technical challenge that the audience seemed to appreciate.”

Cherry said this production gave the company the opportunity to introduce some new Foothills Community Players members to the audience. “A couple of cast members had not been in our shows. We always try to grow our circle with each show,” he said.

The next production is ‘Rumors,’ a Neal Simon play, set to be on stage the first two weekends in February. Auditions are ongoing currently. It is a cast of 10 and is being directed by David Ratliff.

The company is in the middle of their September through July season.

“Things are going very well. We’ve grown our group by a few people, and audiences are coming very consistently,” he said. “Our job now is to deliver quality theater. That is what they expect and that is what they deserve.”

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