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Opening Thursday at MVT: Tony Award-winning 'The Elephant Man'!

Opening Thursday at MVT: Tony Award-winning 'The Elephant Man'!

Photo by Erich Steinwandt

Photo by Erich Steinwandt

Opening this Thursday:
'The Elephant Man'
Special:  Talk Back on Nov. 20.  See note below.

A Tony Award-winning "Best Play"
by Bernard Pomerance

Winner:

Tony Award "Best Play"
Drama Desk Award "Outstanding New Play"
Drama Desk Award "Outstanding Revival of a Play"

What Others Have Said:

"It is...good theatre." - CurtainUp

"(The play) brims with intelligence and ideas about human nature and the arbitrariness of life." - New York Daily News

"An enthralling and luminous play." - The New York Times

Bernard Pomerance's award-winning play is based on the true story of Nineteenth Century London’s John Merrick, an intelligent and sensitive mind trapped in a horribly deformed body.  From his early exploitation and homelessness to his achieved celebrity and notability, thisfascinating play recounts his social and psychological evolution to its bittersweet resolution.  It is a compelling story told with dynanic theatricality.

Co-guest directors of the production are Alex Munro and Paul Mitri.  Assistant director is Michelle Pitel.  Guest musical director is Ike Webster. Set design is by DeAnne Kennedy.  Sound and video design is by Toby Carvalho.  Lighting design is by Christina Sutrov.  Costume design is by James Corry.  Props design is by Sara Ward.  Hair and make-up design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon. Performing in the show are Paul Mitri, Rob Duval, Saul Rollason, John Wells, Al Lanier, Max Holtz, Therese Olival, Rachel Uyeno, Cassandra Smith, and Thomas Smith.

The production will run November 17 – December 4.  Show times are Wed. 7:30p.m., Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seniors and military are admitted for $35, youth 25 years old and under for $20. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets.  The play is performed in two acts with one intermission.  Approximate running time is two hours.  Minimum age is 13.

SPECIAL:  A post-performance Talk Back will be held immediately following the performance on Sunday, November 20.  Interact with the show's directors and members of the cast.  Expected duration is 30 minutes.  There is no cost.  All are welcome.

Seasonwide sponsors are Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Iolani School, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers Jewelry. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Elephant Man is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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