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   "The Elephant Man" Opens at Rhodes' McCoy Theatre

   Date : Friday, 6 November 2009       From : 7:30pm   To : 10:00pm
   Category : Arts       Location : McCoy Theatre

   Event Description :

Rhodes College's McCoy Theatre will open Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man." The play runs Nov. 6 & 7, 12-14, with all shows starting at 7:30 p.m. The final performance will be a matinee showing on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m.

The play is based on the life of Englishman Joseph Merrick who lived in the late 1800s and is known for the extreme deformity of his body. Surgeon Dr. Frederick Treves rescues Merrick from a freak show and takes him to a London hospital. Medical curiosity quickly evolves into human compassion as the doctor discovers the beautiful soul hidden behind Merrick's physical appearance and isolation.

McCoy's production of "The Elephant Man" is directed by Leigh Ann Evans, a 1989 alumna of Rhodes. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students from the community, $7 for senior citizens, and $2 for Rhodes students.

Tickets may be purchased at the McCoy Theatre box office. For more information, contact or call (901) 843-3839.

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