Second Street Players proudly presents
The Elephant Man
written by Bernard Pomerance
directed by Josh Gross


Fridays APR 13 & 20 at 7:00p
Saturdays APR 14 & 21 at 7:00p
Sundays APR 15 & 22 at 2:00p


Reserved Seat Tickets: $17.00
A $1.00 Senior/Student Discount is offered for Sunday Matinees

SSP's Riverfront Theater  /  2 South Walnut Street  /  Milford, DE
About the Show...
Second Street Players / Riverfront Theater / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / TIX: (800) 838-3006 / info@secondstreetplayers.com
THE CAST
Frederick Treves... Anthony Natoli
John Merrick...   Brandon Twilley
Carr Gomm...   Steve Twilley
Ross/Bishop Walsham How...  David Hall
Mrs. Kendal...   Erin Rich
Miss Sandwich/Princess Alexandra...   Diane Counts
Pinhead Manager/John the Porter...   Mike Schmiedlin
Pinhead #1/Countess...   Heather Halliburton
Pinhead #2/Duchess...   Sydney Gross
Pinhead #3...   Lauren David
Policeman/Snork...   Josiah Rich
Conductor/Lord John...   Nick Simmonds


THE PRODUCTION STAFF
Director...   Josh Gross
Assistant Director...   Lorraine Steinhoff
Stage Managers...   Len Willens & Mike Amory

THE STORY
The Elephant Man is based on the life of Joseph Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man – victim of rare skin and bone diseases – he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel Hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick (called John in the play) is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.

WINNER! 1979 Tony® Award, Best Play
WINNER! 2015 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE! Four 2015 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE! 2015 Drama League Award, Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE! Five 2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards
including Best Revival of a Play
SSP's production of
The Elephant Man
encourages you to learn more.
Proteus Syndrome Foundation.

Brian Richards, a Dover resident, suffers from Proteus Syndrome, the rare and debilitating condition depicted in The Elephant Man. Brian along with his wife, Angie, has been globally active in raising awareness of PS while he continues his own personal battle with it.

There will be a 50/50 raffle at each performance of the show with proceeds to benefit Brian and his family.You can read more about Brian Richards here.

Second Street Players encourages you to learn more about Proteus Syndrome and to help in the fight against it if you can.
A&E Report with host Michael Sprouse