Our 514th Production
Directed by Jane Jennings
June 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 2018
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Box office: 215–843-1109
In 1884, John Merrick, grossly disfigured by a rare disease, is rescued from a carnival where he had been exploited as an object of curiosity and horror. Discovered by a young doctor, he is taken to the London Hospital where his condition is studied, and where he is given refuge. Though initially repulsed by his appearance, his doctor and other visitors become his first friends, discovering the intelligent and sensitive soul within. He begins to see himself as fully human, deserving of love and respect. This moving play is based on a true story. Winner of several Tony awards, it premiered on Broadway in 1979, and was revived in both 2002 and 2014.