The Gallery Players continue their 51st season with The Elephant Man from October 28 to November 12, 2017, at the theater in Park Slope.
The Elephant Man is based on the true story of John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man who is the victim of rare skin and bone diseases, and has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. He is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital under the care of the celebrated young physician Frederick Treves. Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati; but time and again society is shown, due to its privilege and decay, to be almost a carnival in itself.
Sat, Oct 28 @8pm Sun, Oct 29 @ 3pm Thurs, Nov 2 @ 8pm Fri, Nov 3 @ 8pm Sat, Nov 4 @ 2pm Sat, Nov 4 @ 8pm Sun, Nov 5 @ 3pm Thurs, Nov 9 @ 8pm Fri, Nov 10 @ 8pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 2pm Sat, Nov 11 @ 8pm Sun, Nov 12 @ 3pm
Adam Unze and M. Rowan Meyer (photo by Alice Teeple)
About The Gallery Players
The Gallery Players has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Leonard da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives premiere performances of new works by playwrights.
Gallery Players resides in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Gallery’s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables.