This Tony Award-winning drama offers an intense look at John Merrick, a physically deformed Londoner of the late 1880s. Intelligent and sensitive, he strives to be normal, even as he is viewed as a carnival freak and later a scientific celebrity by London’s socialites. This deeply poignant story raises questions about faith, science, charity, and with particular resonance for our time, asks us to consider societal responsibility—what does it mean for citizens to be responsible for one another?
"[The Elephant Man] features a performance of exceptional skill, heart, and conviction by Tim Spears, as Merrick."
"The incredible experience that Petosa and his team of actors and technical crew created last spring is equaled if not surpassed here, starting with the astonishing performance by Tim Spears (last season’s Mozart) again in the title role of the physically deformed young man."
"Spears is terrific at conveying this courage and dignity without minimizing or sentimentalizing the physical struggles. He gives an astounding performance that will make you feel he is John Merrick. Spears’ performance drives the production."