Little Theatre of Manchester’s Popular Lunchtime Lecture Series Kicks Off 2018 with Harvey!

On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, at Noon, local writer and historian David Garnes will lead an informative talk about Little Theatre’s upcoming production of Harvey by Mary Chase.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: Noon – 1 PM
  • Location: Silk Room at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester
  • Cost: Lunchtime Lectures are free of charge and need no reservations or tickets.

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This free lecture will take place at the Silk Room at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester. Guests are invited to bring a lunch and beverages will be served.


By Mary Chase

This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey.  The problem is that Harvey is a six and a half-foot tall white rabbit that only Elwood can see! Issues arise as Elwood’s family tries to deal with Elwood’s “condition” and doctors become convinced that Elwood isn’t the problem!  All this and more will be discussed at the upcoming Lunchtime Lecture about the theatre company’s next production, Harvey. Join local writer and theater historian David Garnes and members of the cast the cast of Harvey for an interactive talk about the show which has charmed audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1948 and was a subsequent smash-hit movie starring Jimmy Stewart and, most recently, a Broadway revival with Jim Parson’s from The Big Bang Theory. LTM is thrilled to open our 2018 season with this wonderful comedy.

Guests are invited to bring a lunch, coffee and tea will be available.

For more than four seasons, David Garnes has led Little Theatre’s Lunchtime Lecture Series. He is the author of three books: Waitin’ for the Train to Come In: A Novel of World War II; a book of memoir essays, From My Life: Travels and Adventures; and After the War Was Over: Poems of an American Childhood. His essays have appeared in many  publications, including America in WWIIThe Isherwood CenturyTelling Tales Out Of SchoolLatin LoversStories From The Other SideChicken Soup For the Volunteer’s SoulLiberating MindsWhen A Lifemate DiesA Loving TestimonyMourning Our Mothers, and various newspapers and academic reference books. Garnes’ forthcoming books are Back to Manhattan: A Life in New York and Morningside Drive, a spin-off to his World War II novel.

Little Theatre’s Lunchtime Lecture Series is offered the week before the opening night of each production. These popular conversations offer an opportunity to learn about the upcoming shows, providing background information about the play or musical, its production history and the playwright and other artists. These discussions are informal lecture-style with the opportunity to ask questions following the chat. Lunchtime Lectures are free of charge and need no reservations or tickets.

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