THE ELEPHANT MAN

By Bernard Pomerance

Directed by Paul Wells

PERFORMANCE DATES
Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2017  (Auditions in early August)

ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.  A horribly deformed young man, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a prestigious London hospital.  Under the care of a famous young doctor, who educates him and introduces him to London society, Merrick changes from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati.  But his belief that he can become a man like any other is  a dream never to be realized.

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