- Your Visit
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.
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.
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.
EPAC couldn't be more proud to showcase the young talent that is emerging in our artistic community. Irving I. Gonzalez once again takes the helm as director and choreographer in this year’s Fall Young Artists' Cabaret on Saturday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Read more about this upcoming event.
Carrie: The Musical
Oct 15 - Oct 31
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Come "Carry On" with EPAC
Oct 27 at Tellus 360
Set in the fictional town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie follows the struggle of Carrietta White, a vulnerable teen struggling to control her telekinetic powers with no help from her cruel peers. A controlling and religiously zealous mother only exacerbates Carrie’s role as a teenage outcast. The events culminate in a famously disastrous high school prom scene in which the town of Chamberlain learns the true extent of Carrie’s supernatural abilities.
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EPAC is on an artistic roll, and the 2015 season promises to be no different. We have put together an amazing selection of plays and musicals that will make you laugh, cry, sing out loud, and contemplate our common humanity. As you make your entertainment plans for next year, we encourage you to subscribe now and be part of the wonderful season of theater entertainment that matters that EPAC is offering in 2015. For subscription information please visit our season subscription page.