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Common sayings like, “true beauty is on the inside” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” are true for the Theater Departments latest production, “The Elephant Man,” set to premiere this Friday.
The play, based on a true story, will premier at 8 p.m. in the Pierce Main Stage Theatre. Written by Bernard Pomerance, the play has won a Tony Award and a few Oscars.
Professor RoZsa Horvath chose this play because of its dramatic and theatrical theme. “It is a beautiful, timely play that deals with appearance versus reality,” said Horvath. “It’s how we treat or mistreat people and it’s about what is considered to be beautiful.”
The all student cast consist of two main characters Dr. Fredrick Treeves, played by Angel Joseph Acosta, who treats Joseph Merrick, played by Fernando Navales, for his frightful disease, called Proteus syndrome, that disfigures his face.
All the actors are students at Pierce. Admission is $12 and $10 for students and seniors.