AUSTRIA: Rabbit with a Mission

"Harvey and I sit in the bars," reminisces Elwood P. Dowd dreamily, "and we have a drink or two and play the jukebox. Soon the faces of the other people turn toward mine and smile . . . Then I introduce them to Harvey."

Last week the gentle toper of Mary Chase's Harvey was introducing his invisible rabbit companion to a host of new friends. A solid success in its first three weeks, the Viennese production of the Broadway hit set off more excitement than Vienna's theater had known in months.

Many of Harvey's new acquaintances were quite unfriendly. The...

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