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Shaw Festival extends run of Harvey

Media Release #18

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 21, 2010…Elwood Dowd and his best friend Harvey will continue to delight and charm audiences for an additional 14 performances at the Royal George Theatre. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play will continue to run until November 14.

Upon making the announcement, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell noted: “this wonderful gem has been performing to sold-out audiences since previews began in April; we’re thrilled to offer this extension so even more theatre-lovers can enjoy it.”

Directed by Joseph Ziegler, Harvey features Peter Krantz as Elwood Dowd, the mild-mannered eccentric who seems to know everyone in town; Mary Haney as his sister Veta Simmons, Norman Browning as Dr Chumley, as well as Guy Bannerman, Diana Donnelly, Zarrin Darnell-Martin and Gray Powell, with Donna Belleville, Jennifer Dzialoszynski, Peter Millard, Jennifer Phipps and Tim Ziegler

Beginning November 2, the additional performances are as follows:

  • Tuesday through Friday at 2 p.m. for two weeks ($23 student and $40 senior tickets available)
  • Saturday, November 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the added shows go on sale July 24. To purchase tickets to Harvey, or other 2010 Shaw Festival productions, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429) or order online at www.shawfest.com.

Harvey is sponsored by Scotiabank Group.

The Shaw Festival 2010 season runs until November 14 and also features An Ideal Husband, The Women, The Cherry Orchard, One Touch of Venus, The Doctor’s Dilemma, John Bull’s Other Island, Half an Hour, Age of Arousal and Serious Money.

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In the spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news for other Shaw Festival media releases. For more information, or to download images from our image bank to accompany this release, members of the media may contact:

Odette Yazbeck
Public Relations Director
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222
odette@shawfest.com

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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