The Elephant Man

by Bernard Pomerance

May 19 – September 2, 2017

The Elephant Man was a 2017 finalist for The People’s Choice Ardee Award from the Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust. CLICK HERE for more information on the Ardees.

Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

Commonweal Theatre's production of The Elephant Man


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The Elephant Man was sponsored in part by:

Peterson Creative Photography and Design
Wisconsin Public Radio

Photos from The Elephant Man:

Click any image below for a slideshow. Photos by Jason Underferth.