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The Elephant Man

Presented by Commonweal Theatre

The Elephant Man - Coming Soon!

Commonweal Theatre

208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35

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120 minutes

With intermission

Thursday, May 25 7:30 pm
2017-05-25 19:30:002017-05-25 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
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Friday, May 26 7:30 pm
2017-05-26 19:30:002017-05-26 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
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Saturday, May 27 7:30 pm
2017-05-27 19:30:002017-05-27 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
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Sunday, May 28 1:30 pm
2017-05-28 13:30:002017-05-28 13:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Saturday, June 3 7:30 pm
2017-06-03 19:30:002017-06-03 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Sunday, June 4 1:30 pm
2017-06-04 13:30:002017-06-04 13:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Saturday, June 10 7:30 pm
2017-06-10 19:30:002017-06-10 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Sunday, June 11 1:30 pm
2017-06-11 13:30:002017-06-11 13:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Saturday, June 17 7:30 pm
2017-06-17 19:30:002017-06-17 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Sunday, June 18 1:30 pm
2017-06-18 13:30:002017-06-18 13:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Monday, July 3 7:30 pm
2017-07-03 19:30:002017-07-03 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Friday, July 7 7:30 pm
2017-07-07 19:30:002017-07-07 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Saturday, July 8 1:30 pm
2017-07-08 13:30:002017-07-08 13:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Monday, July 10 7:30 pm
2017-07-10 19:30:002017-07-10 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Friday, July 14 7:30 pm
2017-07-14 19:30:002017-07-14 19:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota
Saturday, July 15 1:30 pm
2017-07-15 13:30:002017-07-15 13:30:00America/ChicagoThe Elephant ManGlorifying 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. Southeast Minnesota

Past performances

Friday, May 19 7:30 pm
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Saturday, May 20 7:30 pm
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Sunday, May 21 1:30 pm
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Drama

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.

Jeremy van Meter Frederick Treves
Brandt Roberts John Merrick
David Hennessey Carr Gomm
Lizzy Andretta Mrs. Kendal
Abbie Cathcart Princess Alexandra