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The Elephant Man

Commonweal Theatre's production of The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

May 19 – September 2

The Elephant Man is a semi-finalist for The People’s Choice Ardee Award from the Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust! We’re tickled to have been nominated and we’re grateful for all your votes that helped us reach the semi-finals. The awards will be announced at the Annual Celebration of Excellence in the Arts Fete on October 17th. Stay tuned!
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Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

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The Evolution of the Freak Show


The Elephant Man was sponsored in part by:


Commonweal Theatre Company, 208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro MN 55949   
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