Downtown Springfield Association
The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

August, 4 2018 - August 5, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

302 E Pershing St Springfield, MO 65806


By Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Nathan Shelton

Featuring Annie Crumbaugh, Heath Hillhouse, John Johnson, Helena Lee, Tony Maldonado, Makenah Marshall, Andy McMurtrey, Trish Price, Spencer Tilley and Bryant Turnage

Tony Award-Winner for Best Play. A horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases – John Merrick becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel Hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other. Springfield Area Premiere.

JULY 20-22, 26-29, AUGUST 3-5, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Sundays at 2:00 PM