The Elephant Man: Iconic Drama About the Need to Fit In
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play when it debuted on Broadway in 1979, The Elephant Man's strange and moving tale comes to Hillbarn Theatre near San Jose. Severely disfigured by rare skin and bone diseases that transformed his body into a mass of bulbous, twisted flesh so shocking to the eye that he was shunned by Victorian society, John Merrick has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he's admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital. Under the care of 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 -- only to be denied his ultimate dream, that of becoming a man like any other. Don't miss this moving play that once featured David Bowie in the starring role.
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