The Elephant Man


John Merrick is a man living with horrifying, rare skin and bone diseases. Found abandoned and helpless, he is 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, to become a man like any other. Merrick quickly becomes a favorite of the English aristocracy - an acceptance that comes with a heavy price.

Directed by Kehry Anson Lane  // Assistant Directed by Hollie Trenary  (PG-13, Classic Biography Drama) By Bernard Pomerance


  • John Miersen - Sir Frederick Treves/Belgium Police Officer
  • Matthew James - John (Joseph) Merrick
  • Jessica Link - Mrs. Madge Kendal/Pinhead - 
  • Rip Russell - Carr Gomm/Conductor
  • Scott Humeston - Ross/Bishop How/Snork
  • Jenna Smith - Miss Sandwich/The Duchess/The Countess/Princess Alexandria
  • Greg Smith - London Police Officer/Lord John/Porter/Pinhead Manager

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"Pomerance's tale showcases the triumph of a very human spirit, personified by the sensitive, almost saintly Merrick."-Associated Press

WINNER -1979 Tony® Award for Best Play
WINNER -2015 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE -2015 4 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE -2015 Drama League Award, Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE -2015 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Play