The Elephant Man

October 28 – November 12

The Elephant Man

M. Rowan Meyer* as John Merrick in Gallery Players’ The Elephant Man (photo by Alice Teeple)

by Bernard Pomerance

Directed by Mark Gallagher

The Elephant Man is based on the true story of John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man who is the victim of rare skin and bone diseases, and has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. He is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel hospital under the care of the 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; but time and again society is shown, due to its privilege and decay, to be almost a carnival in itself.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, Oct 28 @ 8pm
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 3pm

Thursday, Nov 2 @ 8pm
Friday, Nov 3 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 4 @ 2pm
Saturday, Nov 4 @ 8pm
Sunday, Nov 5 @ 3pm

Thursday, Nov 9 @ 8pm
Friday, Nov 10 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 11 @ 2pm
Saturday, Nov 11 @ 8pm
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 3pm

The Cast

Daniel Damiano – Ross/Bishop How/Snork
Alfred Gingold* – Gomm/Conductor
M. Rowan Meyer* – John Merrick
Jesi Mullins – Alternating Miss Sandwich/Pinhead/Princess/Duchess/Countess
Elisabeth Preston* – Mrs. Kendal
Brooke DeAnna Robinson* – Alternating Miss Sandwich/Pinhead/Princess/Duchess/Countess
Christopher Romero Wilson – Pinhead Manager/London Policeman/Will (Porter)/Earl/Lord John
Adam Unze* – Frederick Treves/Belgian Policeman

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Director of Production: Scott Cally
Company Manager: Nick Radu-Blackburn
Director: Mark Gallagher
Scenic Designer: Matthew S. Crane
Lighting and Video Designer: Heather Crocker
Costume Designer: Joey Haws
Props Designer: Roxanne Goodby
Original Music Composition: Jacob Subotnick
Production Stage Manager: Katelyn Kocher
Assistant Stage Managers: Michelle Danahy and Timothy Sheridan
Casting Director: Jessi Blue Gormezano
Dialect Coach: Rosalind Ashford

 

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