The production of The Elephant Man is in its final weekend at the Center for the Arts of Homer.
Showtimes are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The premise of The Elephant Man is as follows:
“In 1880s London, John Merrick is a horribly deformed young man – a victim of rare skin and bone diseases. Under the care of celebrated physician Frederick Treves, Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane gentleman, desperate to be recognized as a man like any other.”
“This show really brings the question of how we treat those different to ourselves to the forefront,” said Louise Felker, the director of the show. “The cast has done an amazing job tackling this uncomfortable subject. The group gelled very quickly and worked as a cohesive team telling the story.”
Felker added that “The Elephant Man” makes audience members “truly” think and examine their own experiences.
“The story is so powerful,” said Greg Moller. He plays Ross, a villain of the show who is the sideshow manager that exploits John Merrick at the beginning. Greg’s wife, Stacey, is the costume designer for the show.
“The depth of this production and the skill of the actors involved. It’s a riveting story,” Greg Moller added. “The cast is incredibly good performers. Not only are you getting the powerful and moving story of the Elephant Man, you’re also getting this incredible piece of theater that on every level – production, the acting and direction – is strong.”