Harvey offers Hilarity

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
Jacob Walther Cabbie
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?


Casey Blair
Elizabeth Zimmer
Emily Smith
Grace Rothgery
Jillian Netzel
Kassy Santana
Melissa Decker
Young Jae Park
John Martin
Katie arendash
Eileen Nagel
Elizabeth Parkey
Irena Schindley
Emma Barlow
Alana Santiago
Savannah Keaton
Gina Rodgers
Paige Miserandino
Madeline Ciryak
Cecile Diaz-Hernandez
hailey hendrix
Lorissa Patton
Sean Bryson
Liz Wenner
Mariah Brown
Harrison George
Mary Clare Nagel
Kassidi Kuebler
Cailyn Dages
Natalie Byrne
Allison Bayer
Clayton Peloquin



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