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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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attended Jan 09 2011

Not very impressed. Somehow, the poignancy and power didn't not come through. some of the acting was just so-so.

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attended Jan 14 2011

I would definitely recommend this production, in spite of the adaptations stopping and starting frequently due to the many short scenes. The acting is very good, for the most part, from the primary characters, with standout performances by Mike...continued

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attended Jan 08 2011

Great play, extremely well acted. This story always touches me. Can't wait to see another Boho production! Theater Wit is a great new venue with a nice stage and not a bad seat in the house. Looking forward to many more shows there.

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Website

http://www.bohotheatre.com/show_archive/elephant_man/...

Quotes & Highlights

The Elephant Man won all the major drama awards including the Tony, Obie, Drama Desk Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

Description

Written by Bernard Pomerance

Directed by June Eubanks

Produced by Peter Blair

Pomerance, an American living and writing in England, based the play on actual events but tells his tale in a detached Brechtian manner. The Elephant Man was a Tony-award winning Broadway hit. It opened at the Booth Theatre in 1979 and stayed into 1980, for a total of 916 performances.

The play is notable for the fact that no prosthetic makeup is used on the actor portraying Merrick. BoHo Theatre takes great pride in bringing this modern classic to the stage as only BoHo can.

About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Mission:
BoHo Theatre’s mission is to create bold theatre that challenges convention through innovative storytelling and unites artist and audience in the examination of truth, beauty, freedom and love through the lens of human relationships.

Vision:
BoHo Theatre’s vision is to create a shared community of artists and patrons in which all members are moved through art to make thoughtful, well-examined, caring relationships the highest priority in their lives

Being “Bohemian”:
Bohemia is not so much a place on a map but a timeless concept that knows no geographic boundaries. The Bohemian recognizes that cherishing all aspects of art is tantamount to progression of mankind as more than just a living being.

BoHo’s values are defined by the following guiding principles:

The incorporation of the arts as a whole, including dance, music, visual art, graphic design, and other artistic disciplines.

An artistic emphasis on the importance of relationships.

Securing, maintaining, and nurturing the artist’s process.

An artistic focus on introspection.

Storytelling through innovation.

An artistic and organizational commitment to transparency.