The Elephant Man
By: Bernard Pomerance
November 3 - November 18, 2023
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 – the victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he 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.
Staff and Cast
Director: Don Bernardo
Health and Safety Guidelines
For the safety of our patrons and volunteers, please note the following mandates will be in place to attend any of our productions for the foreseeable future due to the continued COVID 19 pandemic.
Effective Sunday, May 1, 2022, patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination (or booster). However, all patrons and those volunteers working box office, lights/sound and backstage will be required to wear a KN95 mask (supplied by the theatre) for the duration of your time in our space.
If a patron is feeling ill or has symptoms of COVID on the day of a production, we respectfully request the patron contact our box office to reserve another day; if that is not possible a full refund will be made to the patron.
If a patient has been diagnosed with COVID, patron must have a negative COVID PCR test prior to attending a production. Proof of that negative PCR test must be presented at time of check-in and must be 14 days prior to said production. If that is not possible, a full refund will be made to the patron.
The remaining mandates as below remain in place:
1. ALL theatre volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted and show proof of vaccination to participate in any production in any capacity.
2. It is strongly recommended, although no longer mandatory, for patrons to wear masks while visiting our theatre. Surgical and KN95 masks will still made available for patrons should they wish to wear one during their visit to our theatre.
Our theatre will be deep cleaned following each rehearsal and performance (floor, door knobs, bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc.) to further ensure the safety of our patrons and volunteers.
If any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claudia Lillibridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your willingness to follow the above rules.
TRIGGER WARNING - the lead character, John Merrick, is disfigured and may be difficult for some to view.
Twin Masks Performing Arts Center
9076 Church Street, Stes. 2&3
Twinsburg, OH 44087