Theater program presenting “The Elephant Man” Oct. 19-22
The Department of Music, Theater and Dance will present Bernard Pomerance’s play “The Elephant Man” at the Casino Theater Oct. 19-22. Directed by associate professor Reggie Phoenix, performances will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday.
“The Elephant Man” is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the late 19th century. Horribly deformed and a freak attraction in traveling sideshows, he is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a famous young doctor, who educates him and introduces him to London society, Merrick changes from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream never to be realized.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and military and $8 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. First-year students receive free admission when presenting their Salve Regina ID at the box office. For ticket information or reservations, contact the box office at (401) 341-2250 or www.tinyurl.com/salvecasino.
The cast includes Zachary Bailey ’20, Kenneth Benell ’18, Darren Christie ’20, Kathryn Coppa ’19, Daniel Landino ’20, Morgan Salpietro ’19, Vanessa Sciolto ’19, Bradley Simpson ’20, Jillian Tereshka ’19 and Collin Travassos ’18.