The Elephant Man

The dramatic true story of Joseph Merrick, a deformed man who was displayed as an oddity in Victorian England, was the basis for Bernard Pomerance’s acclaimed 1979 play, later depicted by David Lynch in a star-studded film featuring the recently deceased John Hurt. Bradley Cooper’s well-publicized performance in a 2014-15 Broadway revival of Pomerance’s work has helped to reinvigorate interest in the challenging script, and Studio Tenn gathers together a gifted cast of familiar players and company newcomers to bring the unusual tale to life.