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Elephant Man, The

Bernard Pomerance

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573110887

John Merrick is a horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases. Seen as a freak by society, his life changes when young physician Frederick Treves agrees to care for him. 

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Full Length Play

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Winner! 1979 Tony® Award for Best Play
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 – victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. 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.
"Ravishing theatre....Utterly fascinating...A distinguished piece of work." - New York Daily News

"An enthralling and luminous play. Haunting, splendid..." - The New York Times

Wonderful, moving and purely theatrical. A giant of a play!" - New York Post

"A moving drama, lofted on poetic wings, it nests in the human heart." - Time

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6m, 2f

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Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Chris Couch 31/03/2016 20:22
kara barbee 18/02/2016 08:33
Great play. Very excited to be working on producing such a classic play.

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