Fall play interview.
John Martin interviewed Mr. Kevin Juguilon, director of Elyria Catholic’s fall play Harvey, which was performed November 14, 16, and 17. The students’ embraced their quirky roles with talent and energy, and audiHarverHHences were left wanting more.
What is the name of the play?
Harvey by Mary Chase
How popular is this play?
Harvey has been a popular play to perform since it was written in 1948. It has been played all over the world for over 70 years.
Why this play?
This play has a great deal of humor and charm, as well as some interesting technical challenges that I wanted to tackle. But above all, the show brings with it a special kind of magic.
What is the plot of the play?
The play is about Elwood P. Dowd whose best friend is a 6-foot invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood’s sister Veta tries to have her brother committed to the mental institution of Chumley’s Rest. Wackiness ensues.
What do you think that the audience will get out of this play?
My hope is that not only will the audience be delighted and entertained for a couple of hours, but that they are able to take some of the magic of the play into their own lives. I hope that they can see the wonder of ordinary people and ordinary life.
What do the cast and crew think about producing this play?
You would have to ask them. But everyone seems enthusiastic.
Who are the cast?
CAST LIST (alphabetical by student FIRST name)
|Abigail Urberwcezki||Veta Louise Simmons|
|Adam Belhouane||Napoleon Patient|
|Alana Santiago||Cat Patient|
|Andrew Klein||Orderly 2|
|Anthony Cuevas||Lyman Sanderson, M.D.|
|Anthony Malinowski||Elwood P. Dowd|
|Beth Parkey||Ruth Kelly, R.N.|
|Dylan Gonzalez||Duane Wilson|
|Eileen Nagel||Chess Patient|
|Elizabeth Zimmer||Catatonic Patient|
|Emma Barlow||Betty Chumley|
|George Cullen||William R. Chumley, M.D.|
|Irena Schindley||Super Hero Patient|
|Jaden Massie||Shoebox Patient|
|Joe Mangan||Orderly 1|
|Kaymarie Gawlik||Shadow Patient|
|Maddie Wechter||Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet|
|Missy Decker||Miss Johnson|
|Natalie Byrne||Chauvenet’s assistant|
|Nicholas Ziegelmeyer||Judge Omar Gaffney|
|Rachel Smith||Myrtle Mae Simmons|
Who are the crew?
|Young Jae Park|
|Mary Clare Nagel|