The Elephant Man




The Elephant Man

July 25 – August 5
By Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Scott Ellis

From a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to his days as the toast of London high society, the life of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, has fascinated the world for well over a century. Though his disfigurement brought notoriety, it was his unblemished inner humanity that most astonished those around him, compelling examinations of their own prejudices and beliefs. Shattering our illusions of normalcy, Pomerance weaves Merrick's tale into a parable on beauty, innocence, and human dignity.

Cast

 

 

 

Cast

Scene Design | Timothy R. Mackabee
Costume Design | Clint Ramos
Lighting Design | Philip Rosenberg
Original Music/Sound Design | Tom Kochan

Press and Media

TICKET LOTTERY POLICY

Starting 2.5 hours prior to each performance, patrons will be given the opportunity to enter their name into a ticket lottery for available seats or standing room spots.  Each patron may place ONE entry (per performance) into the ticket lottery.  Winners will be drawn two hours prior to the performance and must be present with valid ID to claim their tickets.  Each winner may purchase a maximum of two tickets.  The standard pricing of $45 (seated) and $20 (standing room) will apply. The lottery will take place in front of the WTF Box Office.

“Cooper excels!”
-Robert Goepfert, Troy Record

“Cooper gives a strong and generous performance.”
-Robert Goepfert, Troy Record

“Those who come to the play to be in the presence of a hunk film star will leave impressed by Bradley Cooper the actor.”
-Robert Goepfert, Troy Record

“Bradley Cooper’s mesmerizing performance is the driving force of the brilliant production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.”
-Ron Lee, WRBK Radio

“Perfect!”
-Ron Lee, WRBK Radio

“Patricia Clarkson as the actress Mrs. Kendal is stunning.”
-Ron Lee, WRBK Radio

“Beautifully performed”
-Ron Lee, WRBK Radio

“Alessandro Nivola is remarkable.”
-Ron Lee, WRBK Radio

The Elephant Man is a remarkable and moving play and in this Williamstown Theatre Festival production - one you won’t soon forget.”
-Ron Lee, WRBK Radio

“Cooper’s ability to morph himself into a believable version of Merrick is astounding.”
-Jennifer Huberdeau, North Adams Transcript

“The chemistry between Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola flows wonderfully!”
-Jennifer Huberdeau, North Adams Transcript

“Director Scott Ellis has brought a highly-intelligent production of Pomerance’s play to the stage.”
-Jennifer Huberdeau, North Adams Transcript