THE ELEPHANT MAN is a play by Bernard Pomerance based on the life of Joseph Carey Merrick (John Merrick).
The play opened in London at The Hampstead Theatre in 1977. It premiered on Broadway at The Booth Theatre in 1979, winning all of the major theatre awards, including three Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It was revived in 2014 on Broadway, again at The Booth Theatre. The Elephant Man now makes its debut at The Historic El Portal Theatre in 2019, in the NoHo Arts District.
Thursday Night Theatre Club is proud to present this true-life, heart-wrenching tale that depicts the best and the worst of humanity. Written by Bernard Pomerance, and directed by Robyn Cohen this timeless classic will be at The Historic El Portal Theatre for a limited run: March 21 – 23 and April 3 – 14, 2019. Tickets: www.ElPortalTheatre.com
ABOUT THE SHOW
Taking place in Victorian England in 1884, this gripping drama is based on the real-life events of Joseph Carey Merrick (John Merrick). The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th century Englishman who was born with an unprecedented physical deformation that worsened with age. Forced from his home, and attacked on the streets of London, he found acceptance by joining the travelling freak shows of the Victorian era. When a renowned surgeon, Dr. Frederick Treves takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the brilliant mind, unshakable faith, and desire for love, hiding beneath this hooded mask. Merrick‘s astonishing and moving story is the basis for this Tony award-winning play.
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THE ELEPHANT MAN opens March 21 – 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019. Tickets and more info: www.ElPortalTheatre.com The El Portal is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA. 91601
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