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The Elephant Man

January 27 - February 12, 2023

The Elephant Man

"People are frightened of what they don’t understand."

THE ELEPHANT MAN is based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, a 19th century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When a renowned doctor takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by Merrick’s brilliant intelligence and unshakable faith. Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane gentleman, desperate to be recognized as a man like any other.

Cast List

John MerrickHenrick Sawczak

Frederick TrevesMichael Glavan

Mrs. Kendal and othersShani Ferry

Carr Gomm and othersNatalie Sander Kern

Ross and othersMatthew Heppe

Miss Sandwich and othersRosie Bresson

Lord John and othersJustin Edenhofer

Nurse Snork and othersErin Moore

 

By Bernard Pomerance

The Mary J. Timken Theatre