Meet the cast of North Fork Community Theater’s ‘Harvey’

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Matthew Orr as Elwood P. Dowd with Jessica Raven as Myrtle Mae Simmons in 'Harvey.'

North Fork Community Theatre presents a fall production of “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, in which Elwood P. Dowd and his friend Harvey, an imaginary six-foot rabbit, cause a hilarious chain of mishaps as Dowd’s family attempts to deal with his eccentricity.

Alan Stewart directs a cast featuring Sydney Campbell, Caroline Ciochetto, Lisa Dabrowski, Beverly Gregory, Susan Hedges, Jon Higgins, Wade Karlin, Kevin Monsell, Jim Navarre, Matthew Orr, Jessica Raven and Philip Reichert.

The show runs Friday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 30, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There is also a Thursday evening performance on Oct. 27. Special receptions will be held one hour before curtain time on opening weekend, Oct. 14-16, to celebrate NFCT’s Building on Tradition campaign to purchase its Mattituck home.

Tickets are $15. Call 298-6328 or visit

Meet some of the cast members:

Matthew Orr (Elwood P. Dowd)

Mr. Orr is no stranger to North Fork Community Theater productions, appearing most recently in “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “I Hate Hamlet.” He lives in Mattituck with his wife and three children.

Beverly Gregory (Veta Simmons)

A garden designer by trade, Ms. Gregory’s most recent appearance was in a production of “Waiting in the Wings” in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn and Greenport.

Wade Karlin (Dr. Lyman Sanderson)

Mr. Karlin has been with the North Fork Community Theater for over 25 years. His most recent appearances have been in productions of “The Foreigner” and “Crimes of the Heart.” He lives in Mattituck.

Lisa Dabrowski (Nurse Ruth Kelly)

Ms. Dabrowski’s performance in “Harvey” is her second appearance in a North Fork Community Theater production (she was in last year’s “Three Sisters”). She is a writer and artist and works for a local radio station. She lives in Cutchogue.

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