Cedar Rapids - "In Director Nich Radcliffe's inventive re-imagining of Bernard Pomerance's 1979 Tony Winner, the Mount Mercy Drama Dept tells a heartbreaking and uplifting story of faith, friendship and mercy - unlike anything you've ever seen on stage.
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, victim of rare skin and bone
diseases, he has become the star freak attraction in traveling side
shows. 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.
Seating is limited! Order your tickets today!
Tickets: $10/Adults; $5/Students & Seniors; $2/Age 12 & Under
To reserve tickets or for more information, call 319-363-1323 x1229
Friday, May 3rd - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4th - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5th - 1:30pm"
(Source: Duane Larson)