Elephant Man

A Mirror to Reflect a Grotesque Society: A review of The Elephant Man on Broadway: "This startling act of magic is of a kind that only theater affords, and it summons deeper responses than the carefully arranged, often eloquent words of Mr. Pomerance’s drama. Mr. Crudup’s moment of transformation, which signals the death of Merrick, evokes both relief and dismay. The lines that divide beauty and ugliness have been confoundingly blurred, and you are left uneasily sorting out your reactions."

What a beautifully written review. I very much want to see the play as I’ve always had an odd interest in John Merrick.

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