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The Elephant Man tells the true and touching story of John Merrick, who was born during Britain's Victorian era with a hideously deformed body and the soul of a remarkably sensitive and intelligent human being. During a time when great value is placed on beauty, the grotesque Merrick is first scorned by society then exploited by a freak show and by the hospital that becomes his refuge. A famous actress, attempting to foster the beauty she finds in Merrick's spirit, sees her efforts of kindness continually thwarted by the hypocrisy of the time. Anthony Tournis plays the endearing Merrick with Ray Kasper as Dr. Treves, the talented surgeon who befriends him, and Denise Blank as Mrs. Kendall, the lovely actress who embraces him. The cast is rounded out with Tim Amos, Paulette Cary, Eric Clements, David Gilbert, Amy Kasper, Derek Meyer, Betty Scott Smith and Denise Smularek. Doug Long directs.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Madison Street Theatre, Chicago