The Lindenwood University—Belleville Theatre Department will present The Elephant Man, a play written by Bernard Pomerance and based on the life of Joseph (John) Merrick, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Lindenwood University-Belleville Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. All Lindenwood University faculty, staff, and students are entitled to two complimentary tickets. Reservations can be made by calling Marsha Parker at 618-239-6175. Tickets will also be available at the door.
This dramatization of the last few years in the life of Joseph (John) Merrick (otherwise known as the Elephant Man) provides an intimate look at the man himself and those who impacted his life. The story is about friendship, tenacity, charity, and learning how to overlook the physical to recognize the person inside.
Due to graphic depictions as part of the set, the play may not be suitable for children.