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Theatre VCU presents:
The Elephant Man
Written by Bernard Pomerance | Directed by Casey Biggs
Raymond Hodges Theatre
W.E. Singleton Performing Arts Center
922 Park Avenue, Richmond
February 10, 2012 | 7:30 PM (Opening Night)
February 11 | 7:30 PM
February 12 | 3:00 PM
February 14–15 | 10:00 AM (High School Matinees)
February 16–18 | 7:30 PM
February 19 | 3:00 PM
Tickets are available through the Theatre VCU Box Office at (804) 828-6026, vcutheatre.showclix.com, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Merrick looks different. So grotesquely deformed that women faint in horror at the sight of him. In the world of 1880’s Victorian England’s freak shows Dr. Federick Treves rescues John Merrick, the Elephant Man. Brought to a hospital for analysis, Merrick is discovered to be a highly intelligent, sensitive and artistic man. Forever a prisoner of his malformed body, his horrific appearance in fact opens a door to a society he could only dream of. Based on fact, this Tony award-winning play, explores the notion of what and who is normal and how in a world of hypocrisy we may be persuaded to question our own quality of mercy.