Theatre Three’s ‘The Elephant Man.’ (Photo by Jeffrey Schmidt.) Stage Notes is a weekly aggregate post about theater, classical music and stage news, events, reviews and other pertinent information. Theatre Three kicks off its new year with The Elephant Man Theatre Three will start 2023 with The Elephant Man on the Norma Young Arena Stage.
The drama by Bernard Pomerance will run in previews Jan. 19-22 and run through Feb. 19. From T3: Directed by T3 Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt, this dark, biographical classic tells the story of John Merrick, an intelligent and friendly man shunned by Victorian-era society and called a “freak” due to his skin and bone disorders.
Under the care of physician Frederick Treves, Merrick begins to slowly evolve only to be denied his ultimate dream: to become a man like any other.
Starring Dallas favorite Drew Wall as John Merrick. “Why is The Elephant Man relevant today?” Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt asks. “From a distance, this play can be viewed as an examination and excoriation of colonialism and the often reckless approach to science and medicine at the turn of the last century.