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September 02, 2016
October 02, 2016
The Collaborative Theatre Co. Presents The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
BALTIMORE, MD – Following a sold-out run of The 39 Steps, The Collaborative Theatre Co. announces their next co-production: The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance. Winner of a Tony, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Elephant Man is based on the life of Englishman John Merrick. A horribly deformed young man living in 19th Century London, Merrick becomes the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. After being discovered 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. Brimming with wit and humanity, the play brings a modern and poetic touch to a Victorian-era story. Famously staged as a star vehicle for David Bowie and, more recently, Bradley Cooper, the play offers an intense physical challenge to the actor portraying Merrick. In this tradition, Baltimore actor Grayson Owen will perform the role solely relying on physicality, without the aid of prostheses or makeup effects. The supporting cast includes Sean Coe as Dr. Frederick Treves, local actor and playwright Mark Scharf as Carr Gomm, D.C.-based actor Frank Mancino as Ross, model and actress Aladrian Wetzel as Mrs. Kendal, UMBC acting student Elizabeth Ung as Nurse Sandwich, and CCBC Essex student Darius Foreman in multiple roles. Produced in cooperation with and performing at Fells Point Corner Theatre (251 South Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231), the production premiers on September 2, 2016 and closes October 2, 2016. Throughout the run, The Collaborative Theatre Co. will present the following special events: September 2, 2016: Opening night reception & meet and greet with the cast
September 3, 2016: Labor Day Cookout before the show (5-7pm)
September 15, 2016: Industry Night (Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door)
September 17, 2016: Gala to support The Collaborative Theatre Co. Live music, silent auction, and cocktails
September 23 & 25, 2016: Talkback with the cast following each show Ticket Information:
Tickets for The Elephant Man are available online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=66489 ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE THEATRE
The Collaborative Theatre Co. (TCT) is a new collective of professional theatre artists in Baltimore whose combined experience in the field totals over 100 years of professional theatre. The mission of TCT is to create unique, thought-provoking performances with an engaging point of view that values artistic excellence, exceptional craftsmanship, and meaningful connections. TCT is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. ABOUT FELLS POINT CORNER THEATRE Fells Point Corner Theatre was born from the merging of two community theaters in the greater Fells Point area: the Fells Point Theatre, and the Corner Theatre. Thus the combined name, Fells Point Corner Theatre. Fells Point Corner Theatre is a fully nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operated under the name Bristol Players.