Secret Life of a "Monster": The Elephant Man at the New Repertory Theatre
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The last date listed for The Elephant Man was Friday September 27, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Siu Wai Stroshane
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Beautiful, fluid staging, brilliant use of minimalist set, gorgeous period costumes. Best of all, powerful and tender acting. I've written a bio of Joseph Merrick, the real Elephant Man who suffered from terribly disfigurement, and this play brings him to life in a moving, unforgettable way.
Well-acted by Tim Spears as "John" Merrick, the former sideshow 'freak' who's gentle and sweet yet absolutely fierce later on as he challenges "Frederick Treves," his savior/protector who has begun to dominate him with heavy-handed Victorian authority. Best of all was "Mrs. Kendal," an actress hired to befriend Merrick who succeeds triumphantly, breaking our hearts with her tenderness and humor.
Don't miss this triumphant production, directed by Jim Petosa.