The Elephant Man is coming to the EPAC stage

September 3 – September 19

An Englishman living with severe deformities offers a harrowing look at social morality.

Recently revived on Broadway, The Elephant Man first debuted in 1979 and enjoyed a 916-show run. Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 play, The Elephant Man explores the life of Joseph Merrick as he struggles to lead a normal life in the face of severe physical deformity. Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present this socially relevant classic at EPAC’s Sharidan Bigler Theatre. The production opens on September 3, 2015, and runs through September 19, 2015.

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Set in Victorian London, The Elephant Man follows Merrick as he struggles to transition from an exploited freak show exhibit to a life of dignity. But tragically, his transition into normal society and desire to be treated equally among peers do not go as planned. No prosthetic makeup is used on the actor portraying Merrick, adding a notable twist to the depiction of the play’s protagonist.

Led by Director Michael Swanson, this riveting story will keep audiences absorbed from act to act. Explore the ever-present issue of social morality as Merrick navigates his way through misplaced charity, public fear and friendship.

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EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Opening Night Performance Sponsor is Dr. Karen & Dr. Evan Cooper.

EPAC's Individual Performance Sponsor is Green Mountain Cyclery Inc., and the Farrington Family.

EPAC’s Opening night party is at the Ephrata American Legion.

EPAC's 2015 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2015 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Coming Soon

September 3 at 7:30 PM
September 4 at 8 PM
September 5 at 8 PM
September 10 at 7:30 PM
September 11 at 8 PM
September 12 at 8 PM
September 16 at 7:30 PM
September 17 at 7:30 PM
September 18 at 8 PM
September 19 at 2 PM and 8 PM
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