DATE: 4/18/15 & 4/19/15
ADDRESS: 400 Rose Park Drive
The Tyler Civic Theatre presents “The Elephant Man” with interpreted shows Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Tickets: Adult-$15, Students-$12. Interpreters are provided by the East Texas Guild of Interpreters for the Deaf (ETGID).
“The Elephant Man” is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, 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.