Bernard Pomerance's award-winning play is based on the true story of Nineteenth Century Londons 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, this fascinating play recounts his social and psychological evolution to its bittersweet resolution. It is a compelling story told with dynamic 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.
Please note: The theatre will be dark on Wednesday November 23 and Thursday November 24th.
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 Hawaii 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.