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
"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