‘Harvey’ Opens in Livingston; I Think My Friend Jennifer is in It?
Every Thursday on my show Dominick in the Morning, my co-host is Jennifer Bordy. Jennifer is an attorney, and as I say on the show, "one hell of a broad.” While some might be offended by the term “broad,” she is not and we just both laugh.
Jennifer told me a few weeks ago she was acting in a play, a comedy called Harvey about a man named Elwood P. Dowd who says he has a six-foot invisible rabbit as a friend. His family and friend are worried about Elwood. Is he mad? They don't know what to do, Elwood swears Harvey the invisible rabbit is real.
So I was very excited to have the show's actors and stars on. In my mind the show was...Harvey, starring Jennifer Bordy from Dominick in the Morning.
As the interview started, I began to realize Jennifer, my co-host, was not the star, not the co-star. I think she has two lines. Here is what it says on the poster:
Blue Slipper Theatre
written by Mary Chase and Directed by Gary Fish Play
Livingston, MT June 23 – July 9, 2017
The Blue Slipper is proud to announce the cast for “Harvey”
Elwood P. Dowd – Gary Fish
Myrtle Mae Simmons – January Mahon
Vita Louise Simmons – Vicki Petry
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet – Debbie Jamieson
Ruth Kelly, R.N. – Kivrin Mahon
Duane Wilson – Justin Weisgerber
Lyman Sanderson, M.D. – Will Freland
William R. Chumley, M.D. – Kurt Gardner
Judge Omar Gaffney – Jay Kiefer
E. J. Lofgren – Dale Ruhd
and last but not least
Betty Chumley – Jennifer Bordy
As a former actor, fellow actors have an expression about acting: “There are no small parts, just small actors." The idea being every part or role is important and a true actor, a true artist doesn't care about how many lines they have, just doing any role is as important as the star role or lead.
As someone who made a living acting in movies and television shows, the saying “There are no small parts, just small actors” is a bunch of crap. If it were true, they wouldn't give the “star” a huge motor home as a dressing room and two or three assistants running and getting whatever they want.
“Mr. Pitt, Mr. Clooney, may I get you more ice tea?”
They don't do that to actors with smaller roles. The idea that “There are no small parts, just small actors” is one of the things beginning actors think....until they get a real acting job.
So now I will be heading to the Blue Slipper Theatre in Livingston to see Harvey. The show runs June 23 – July 9, and the director told me this play is “one of the most successful and popular plays ever offered to nonprofessionals."
The Blue Slipper Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Livingston, Montana. The only thing I worry about is if I drop my play bill I might miss Jennifer saying her line.
Okay, here comes the plug:
Blue Slipper Theatre presents the comedy Harvey. Written by Mary Chase and directed by Gary Fish Play
June 23 – July 9, 2017
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. They are available by calling the Blue Slipper Theatre at 222-7720