The Elephant Man

by Bernard Pomerance

“The performances were magnificent!” Mooney on Theatre

Sanctuary and The Bench Theatre Initiative are proud to present The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, the story of grossly deformed John Merrick and his life in turn of the century England. The play deals with questions of appearance versus reality, the limits of charity, and the ways we impose ourselves into the lives of others. The Sanctuary/Bench presentation of The Elephant Man will draw these themes into particular relief thanks to a combined cast of professional and street-involved actors. This is a performance that promises to be disrupting, heartbreaking and illuminating.



Cast & Crew

Featuring: Lyf Stolte, Luke LaRocque, ‘Manda Whitney, Richard Bechard, Traci Noble, Roberta Taylor, Mike Hudon, Rachel Barton and Mark Lindquist

Directed by Shannon Blake
Set and Costume Design by liSa ljevaja
Art Design by Dave Busuttil
Stage Management by Wendy Penketh

Produced by The Bench Theatre Initiative and Sanctuary Toronto.

Check out Mooney on Theatre’s review of The Elephant Man here.