A man with a serious deformity goes from side-show freak to a more dignified life in “The Elephant Man”, which Stage on Spring will open on Friday.
“The Elephant Man” will go on July 17-19 and 24-27 at 8 p.m. each night. All performances are to go on at St. Marks United Church of Christ, located at 222 E. Spring Street in New Albany, IN.
Tickets for each show are $10 per person. Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly recommended in advance and can be made by calling J.R. Stuart at 502-380-6569. Keep in mind that the show is recommended for those aged 13 and up. All proceeds from the play will benefit the St. Marks clothes closet and soup kitchen missions.
“The Elephant Man” is based on the life of Joseph Merrick, who became well-known during the Victorian era for a deformity on his body. At first, he is simply a side-show freak without much in the way of money or friends thanks to his disfigured body. However, with the help of a doctor, he mayl find a dignity he had never known before.
Bernard Pomerance created the production, which J.R. Stuart directed for Stage on Spring. Stuart also is in the cast alongside Curtis Becht, Zachary Adam Hebert, Georgette Kleier, Annette Hill McCulloch, John Youngblood and Wes Yunker.
More information on the show can be found at Stage on Spring’s Facebook page.