News News Stories — 31 October 2013
News: Fall play, ‘Harvey,’ planned for Nov. 16

Interview with fall play director Keith Miller

What is the title of the play?

“‘Harvey’ by Mary Chase.”

What is the play about?

“A man named Elwood whose best friend is a six-foot tall white rabbit named Harvey. Elwood is the only one who can see Harvey, so their family wants to lock him up in a mental hospital. By the end of the play, they figure out Elwood is the only sane one.”

When is the play?

 “Nov. 16.”

Who are some of the people involved in the play?

“[Freshman] Destiny Mathos, [freshman] Eli Miller and [senior] William Henry” play main parts. Other cast members include seniors Chance Maginness, Sarah Marek, Jackson Meyer and Justin Ward; juniors Amanda Del Toro, Alexis Engelken and Kimmy Woodworth; sophomores Cassidy Cheever and Emily Funk; and freshmen Marin Coughlin and Gavin Sauerbrunn.

Why did you pick this play to perform?

“One, it fit the number of people with characters. Two, the play is incredibly popular, and three, I am familiar with the play because I performed it in junior high.”

How do you think the play will go overall?

“Really well. We have an excellent cast.”

When you look at the people involved, do you feel like they have talent?

“Oh yeah, definitely.”

Why are you interested in teaching the plays?

“Part of my contract…but, no, really, I did plays in high school, and it is a great learning experience.”

How do you feel when it is time for your students to perform the play?

“More nervous than when my wife gave birth.”

When the play is over, how do you feel?

“Relieved, and if it is a good play, bummed, and if it is a bad play, glad it is over.”

When people audition, do they audition for a certain role or do you pick their role?

“Both. It depends on the kid and number of spots.”

Article and photo by Jayden Weers, Staff Member

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