The Elephant Man
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
BoHo Theatre presents The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance, directed by June Eubanks. In Victorian London, Dr. Frederick Treves discovers the misshapen, stunted John Merrick in a freak show and rescues him in order to study his peculiar deformity. But Merrick turns out to be unusually bright and articulate, and soon becomes the toast of high society. His new popularity, however, only increases his frustration and isolation created by his deformed exterior. Has he simply traded one freak show for another? BoHo brings this thrillingly intimate story to life with a boldly physical staging that highlights the layers of self, intentional and not, that separate us all from each other.
1229 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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