The Theatre Department presented its first show of the season, “The Elephant Man,” at the Swanson Center for Performing Arts and Communications.
The play by Bernard Pomerance and directed by department chair Bill Gabelhausen tells the true story of John Merrick, who was rescued by Dr. Frederick Treves from Victorian-era side shows. Treves takes Merrick to the London Hospital to study his deformity, and the production tells the story of how Merrick pays the price for being “normal.”
“Due to the historical nature of this show, the students have truly enjoyed working within the world of this play,” Gabelhausen said. “They have created realistic and stunning characters, and in the process their work has been an inspiration to me as an educator.”
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Piedmont faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Call the box office at 706-778-3000 ext. 1355 for reservations. Due to subject matter and language, this show is intended for mature audience members.