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The Belmont Theatre: The Elephant Man
August 5 - August 7
A Drama in the Grumbacher Studio
by Bernard Pomerance
August 5-7 & 11-14, 2022
Thursday through Saturday showtimes 7:30pm
Sunday showtimes 3:00pm
Sponsored by ATTY. JACK HARTMAN & DOCTOR JULIE DROLET
Joseph Merrick is a man so physically deformed that he became known as the “Elephant Man.” With very few options open to him, Merrick (whose first name is John in Pomerance’s play) is forced to display himself to the public in travelling sideshows. Eventually, however, he finds himself alone and destitute in London. Due to the kindness of one Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick is soon admitted into the London Hospital for care and observation. Treves becomes determined to help Merrick lead a normal life, and Merrick soon becomes the toast of society. In the end however, John Merrick, The Elephant Man, finds that normality isn’t something he can achieve, or that he even necessarily wants.
Purchase tickets to The Elephant Man here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=tbtpa
Photos from the York Daily Record: https://www.yorkdispatch.com/picture-gallery/news/2022/08/03/elephant-man-opening-belmont-theatre-aug-5/10224183002/