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The Elephant Man
Dr. Frederic Treves discovers John Merrick, who has been born with a congenital disorder, working in a London sideshow to earn a living as the “The Elephant Man.” When Treves brings Merrick into his home, he discovers that that Merrick’s rough exterior hides a refined soul, and that Merrick can teach the British upper class a lesson about dignity.
Tuesday, March 3, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 11:00am – 2:00pm – if needed
May 15, 16, 30, 31, June 5, 6, 7 (Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @3pm)
*Note there are no performances over Memorial Day weekend
Director Khy Garner seeks 10 actors to fill the following roles. All roles require British accents. Additional accent considerations are noted for each character as necessary.
Dr. Frederick Treves: Surgeon and teacher, he has chosen to care for and examine John Merrick in the interest of science. Early 30s
John Merrick: The Elephant Man. *Note: the actor who plays Merrick will not be required to wear any prosthetic, but will instead portray physical abnormalities through contortion. This actor must be physically fit and free from back trouble. This role also requires partial nudity* Age 25-30
Mrs Kendal: An actress at the Drury Lane Theatre. One of many socialites who becomes friends with Merrick. *Note: this role will require partial nudity. Age 30-40
In addition, seven performers are required to play the following sets of multiple roles:
Carr Gomm/ Conductor: Administrator of the London Hospital. Friend to Treves. Age 35-50
Ross/ Bishop How: As Ross, Manager of the Elephant Man. Cockney accent. Unkempt and cruel. Age 35-50
Ms. Sandwich/ Princess Alexandra/ Nurse: Age 40-50
Pinhead/ Will/ Orderly: *Note: As stated in the script, the ‘Pinheads’ are two women with pointed heads. This illusion will be achieved through costume. Any age or race
Pinhead/ Countess/ Nurse/ English Policeman/ Orderly: *Note: As stated in the script, the ‘Pinheads’ are two women with pointed heads. This illusion will be achieved through costume. Any age or race
Voice/ Belgian Policeman/ Orderly: Any age
Pinheads’ Manager/ Snort/ Lord John/ Orderly: Any age
Cold reading from the script.
Lobby Hero has been cast. Thank you to all those who came out to audition!