Laguna Playhouse presents comic show Harvey as final show of the season

Laguna Playhouse is delighted to present French Stewart and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in the wonderfully comic Harvey, written by Mary Chase and directed by Andrew Barnicle. Previews start on May 26 and the show will open Sunday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m., and continue through June 16. 

Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard comment, “We could not think of a better play to end our 98th season with than Harvey, starring French and Vanessa Claire Stewart under the inspired direction of Andrew Barnicle. French Stewart will be the perfect Elwood, a role he has always wanted to play. Our subscribers and audiences are going to go crazy with laughter and believe in very tall rabbits once more!” 

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Laguna Playhouse presents final show of the season, “Harvey”

It’s a spring afternoon at the Dowd family home when Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit, to guests at his sister Veta’s society luncheon. Horrified that the embarrassing family secret is now exposed, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but a mistake is made when Veta is committed rather than Elwood. 

French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) and real-life wife Vanessa Claire Stewart (Laguna Playhouse’s “Keely” in Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara) star in Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that has everyone questioning what exactly is real, and who is really crazy? 

Performances will be Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. There will be added performances on Thursday, May 30 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets range from $60 - $85 and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling (949) 497-2787 ext. 229.  Prices are subject to change. 

The box office is open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open until showtime on all performance days).

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Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Dr.