Come See the JJC Fine Arts Presentation of “Elephant Man” in November

Joliet Junior College Fine Arts will present “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance this month at the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Show times are: Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11-12 and 18-19 at 2 p.m.

Winner of the Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Play, this story is based on the true life of Englishman John Merrick. Abandoned by his mother at age 3 in the late 1800s, Merrick was deformed and forced to earn a living as the freak show attraction dubbed “The Elephant Man.” Eventually rescued by a successful doctor, Merrick is revealed to be highly intelligent and surprisingly becomes the toast of London society. However, he soon realizes his dream of being just like everyone else can never be achieved.

The production is directed by Clay Kirkland, scenic design by Julie Giampaolo and lighting design by Nicki Blowers.  The production is stage managed by Eric Marshall of Plainfield and is assisted by Kelly Beggs of Plainfield.  The cast features Noah Garcia , Jake Busse Faith Berry and Sylmarie Soto of Joliet, Chris Moreno of Bolingbrook, Clint Cheshire and Emily Adreani of Frankfort, Shane Tierney and Kiara Galvin of New Lenox, Zac Schuch and Austin Placek of Bolingbrook, and Jake McGee and Kelley Beggs of Plainfield.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fine Arts theatre Box Office at 815-280-2200.  Ticket process are $8 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students.  Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all accepted.



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