Play put on by BYU-Idaho theatre

REXBURG, Idaho— The Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Theatre will be performing its next play, Harvey, beginning February 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Black Box Theater at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.

Harvey, a comedy written in 1944 by playwright Mary Chase, is an inspiring and light-hearted tale of a family who must learn to deal with protagonist Elwood P. Dowd’s best friend. The trouble is, however, that Elwood’s friend is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit.

Having received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Harvey captivates its audience with delightful, engaging characters, comedic plot twists, and optimistic themes.

“It’s all about living life and loving it,” said Roger Merrill, BYU-Idaho theater faculty member and play director. “It teaches the importance of friendship and being kind and pleasant to everyone around you.”

The play will run for several nights before concluding on March 2. It is advised to get tickets early due to limited seating.

Tickets for the event are $6 for the general public and $3 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office by calling 208-496-3170 or going online at