SynopsisThe true story of John Merrick, an outcast suffering from a disfiguring disease. Rescued from a freak show by a kind doctor, Merrick is cared for and introduced to the voyeuristic circles of polite society. As the doctor strives to help his patient regain his dignity and to make him feel “normal,” Merrick’s desire to fit in is complicated when his abnormalities elevate him to celebrity status.
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Finding a Way In
Associate Artistic Director David New interviews The Elephant Man actor Michael Patrick Thornton