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130 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 1 review

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

reviewed Jan 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from BP
Red Velvet 96 events 72 reviews

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.

reviewed Jan 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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