The Maysville Players have announced audition dates and times for the April production of the classic comedy "Harvey."

"We're on the search for some great talents to bring this delightful show to life," said Mike Thomas, producing director of the local theater company. We would love to see some actors and actresses who have never auditioned with us before."

Thomas will be casting six adult women and five adult men from age 30 and up to fill a variety of roles. No experience is necessary.

Auditions will be given at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Washington Opera House, 116 West Second Street in downtown Maysville. Those auditioning will be asked to give readings from the script. Perusal scripts may be obtained in advance by calling 606-564-3666 or 606-375-1174.

"We are always looking for new talent for each production," Thomas said. "We have been blessed with many actors who have done several shows with us in the past, but it is always great to have some not-so-familiar faces on our stage."

Thomas will direct the two-act comedy written by Mary Chase. Production dates are April 19-22 and 26-29.

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Thomas explains that all of the roles are open to casting, excluding the role of Elwood P. Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart on the classic film version of the play. LOcally, that role will be played by Eric Lohman, a regular on the Opera House stage.

"Essentially, I selected the show for the season to feature Eric," Thomas said. "He is a terrific actor and a favorite of our audiences."

To provide a synopsis of the plot: "Seeing is believing when you meet mild-mannered Elwood P. Dowd and his devoted companion Harvey, who just happens to be a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit. Dow's social-climbing relatives are embarrassed by Harvey and take comical efforts to remove him from their lives."

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