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Season 2016

The Elephant Man

by Bernard Pomerance

"Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams."

Based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, victim of rare skin and bone diseases, he has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati only to be denied his ultimate dream, to become a man like any other.

Winner! 1979 Tony® Award for Best Play
Nominee! 2015 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2015 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2015 Drama League Award,Best Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2015! Outer Critics Circle, Best Revival of a Play

  • April, 2016

    8-9, 14-16, 22-23
    Theatre In The Park

  • April, 2016

    10, 17, 24
    Theatre In The Park