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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150
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casual place great value and lots of fun
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No intermission - take your drink in with you. The show is long enough for two drinks...
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"The Elephant Man"
9 ratings
4.1 average rating
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2 reviews
0 stars
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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1 review
1 stars
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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70 reviews
223 stars
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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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.