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Fresno Pacific University Brings ‘Harvey’ To The Stage
Harvey FPU

A perfect gentleman and his best friend—a six-foot rabbit—come to Fresno Pacific University for a production of Harvey.

From the original Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play to the classic Hollywood film starring James Stewart to a stream of television remakes and theater productions, the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his invisible companion has made audiences believe beyond what their eyes can see. Performances will be in the Lin Family Performance Studio, part of the Warkentine Culture and Arts Center, on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno.

The curtain rises at 7 p.m., Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 16-19 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13. Tickets are available at or at the door. Admission is $15 for general audiences and $5 for members of the FPU community.

In Mary Chase’s play, Elwood and Harvey are quite happy, but Elwood’s sister, Veta, worries about the family’s social reputation and insists Elwood go to a sanitarium. When the anxiety-ridden Veta is committed by mistake, Elwood and Harvey slip out and set off a whirlwind of confusion and chaos.

Directing the production is Elizabeth A. Fiester, an adjunct instructor at FPU with an M.A. in Theatre from Fresno State University. A director and performer in the Fresno area for over 40 years, her home base is Good Company Players, where during this 2022 season she directed Guys and Dolls and The Music Man. Fiester has also directed productions with Blossom Trail Players, CMT, Center Stage and Fresno City College and taught drama at Clovis West High School for 24 years.

For more information, contact Brandi Martin, MFA, director of the FPU theater program, at or 559-453-7190.

Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,000 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 56 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report.