A Comedy by Mary Chase
directed by Jim Russell


About The Play

This well known and equally well loved comedy about a man and his imaginary six foot rabbit, kicks off our 97/98 season. Just in time for the Holidays, Harvey is entertainment for the whole family.



The action takes place in a city in the midwest in the library of the old Dowd family mansion and the reception room of Chumley's rest.


 Scene 1

 The library, late afternoon

 Scene 2

Chumley's rest, an hour later


 Scene 1

 The library, an hour later

 Scene 2

Chumley's rest, four hours later


  Chumley's rest, four hours later


Credits (who did what)

 Director Jim Russell

Stage Manager Sue Haldane
Light & Sound Operator Autumn Zangrelli

 House Manager

 Julie Lawyer


 Costume Design Susan McCandless
 Graphic Design Mark Russell
 Set & Lighting Design "The MSTW Design Committee"
 Sound Design Pete Bell
Style Consultants Susan McCandless, Pam Edwards


Carma Berglund
Construction and Decoration
 Set Construction Diane Duncan, Mark Russell, Jim Russell, James Taylor, Ken & Susan McCandless, Larry Rutter

 Scenic Painting James Taylor
 Photography Joan Schwartz
 Costume Construction  Russell Enright, Jane Hayden, Linda's Alterations Plus, Pam Edwards


Special Thanks

 Amador County Arts Council
Amador High School Drama Department
Amador Ledger Dispatch
Amador Web Works
The Berglund Family
Patti Fredericks
Hein & Company Rare and Used Books
Hospice of Amador Thrift Store
Susan & Patrick Katzakian
KNGT, 94.3 Hometown Radio
Lizzie Ann's in Sutter Creek
Robert Manassero
Passages in Sutter Creek
Mark Russell
Jone Schwartz
James Taylor
The Volcano Theatre Company


The Season Ticket Holders of Main Street Theatre Works


The Actors

Jennifer Ballesteros (Ruth Kelly, RN)

This is Jennifer's first play after an eleven-year hiatus from theatre. Her past experience includes dinner and community theatre in addition to college productions in Fresno and Los Angeles. A few of her favorite past productions are "Camelot", "The King and I", and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".


Roberta Chevrette (Myrtle Mae Simmons)

A student of theatre at Amador High School, Roberta already has stage credits with both AHS and community theatres. She recently appeared in AHS's production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and in Volcano Theatre Company's production of "Witness for the Prosecution".


Diane Duncan (Veta Louise Smith)

Diane has had a lot of fun in her sojourn upon various stages in life, but the most fun is being the mother of a teenager!

Dana Giellerup (Betty Chumley)

Dana has recently moved to the Mother Lode and, as recently, moved to the boards, appearing as Deirdre in "I Hate Hamlet" and Julia in "A Month of Sundays" with Volcano Theatre Company. Dana has also been getting acquainted with backstage, working behind the scenes on "Witness for the Prosecution" for VTC and "Gold Fire" for the Amador County Arts Council. Dana is a desk-top publisher, Data Manager, who enjoys hiking and sculpting.


Greg McGinty (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.)

Greg lives in Sutter Creek and teaches at Toyon Middle School. He has acted with VTC and makes his second appearance with Main Street Theatre Works as Dr. Chumley. Besides theatre, Greg enjoys playing guitar and living in Amador County.


Bill McKenna (William R. Chumley, M.D.)

A talented vocalist and actor, Bill's stage credits include "Lend Me A Tenor" for VTC and Doris Baizley's "A Christmas Carol" for MSTW. In addition to theatre, Bill has been a long-time member of the Amador Choraliers and has appeared in numerous classical music concerts in the Sacramento region.


Gerald Ooley (Judge Omar Gaffney)

Gerald is a Sacramento-based actor with credits including "Cabaret" for the Woodland Opera House and "Six Degrees of Separation" for Chatauqua Playhouse. He says of theatre: I enjoy the woork: acting; the challenge; the craft; the people. I always learn something from the theatre that helps me in life. And for a short time, I, my fellow actors, and the play are life.


Brian Parker (Duane Wilson)

Brian is studying theatre at Amador High School where he has just finished performing the role of "Finch" in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". He has been accepted to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (in Ashland, Oregon) Summer Seminar for High School Seniors. This spring he will appear in AHS's production of "Rob's Cafe", an original one-act written by AHS students and "The Merry Wives of Windsor".


Dale Ramsey (Elwood P. Dowd)

"Harvey" is Dale's third play with Main Street Theatre Works, having appeared in past seasons in "Ladies of the Camelias" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Dale is a well-known actor in the Sacramento area, having performed in numerous productions, including "The Lion in Winter", "Under the Yum Yum Tree", "Oklahoma" and "Damn Yankees". In his spare time, Dale is an avid hiker and does volunteer work for the Sacramento Aids Foundation and other organizations.


James Russell (E. J. Lofgren)

Jim's recent acting credits include "Gold Fire" for the Amador County Arts Council, as well a major role in last season's "Ladies of the Camelias". Jim hasacting experience at Columbia Reptory Theatre, Garbeau's Dinner Theatre and others.


Linda Walbeck (Mrs. Chauvenet)

Having served most recently as the producer of VTC's production of "A Month of Sundays", Linda decided to venture back to the other side of the footlights as Mrs. Chauvenet after a 20+ year absense. She first pursued acting in regional theatre in Maryland and followed with a stint in the LA based improv group, The Groundings, later switched 'hats' to become a director of numerous college productions including "The Glass Menagerie", "Rats" (her favorite), and "A Delicate Balance". Lina is a free-lance marketing/advertising consultant, who is enjoying her most recent title, "Grannie", given by her granddaughter, Brianna Lynn.

About The Director

Jim Russell is a multi-talented theatre artist, with international credits as an actor, as well as numerous regional credits as director and scenic artist. For Main Street Theatre Works, Jim has directed Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple, Female Version", and Doris Bazley's adaptation of "A Christmas Carol". In addition to theatre, Jim is an avid long-distance bicyclist who has completed both cross-country and international tours.


Pictures From The Production
(photos by Jone Schwartz)