THE ELEPHANT MAN retains its power to shake us to our depths… and features a performance of exceptional skill, heart, and conviction by Tim Spears, as Merrick.
New Repertory Theatre has opened its new season with a superb production… [Tim Spears] gives an astounding performance that will make you feel he is John Merrick.
Director Jim Petosa has garnered a fine performance from not only [Tim] Spears, but an excellent ensemble cast.
[Valerie] Leonard gives a multi-faceted portrayal of the actress who approaches her initial visit with Merrick as an acting assignment, but is truly touched by him and develops genuine feelings for him as a person…
The New Rep / THE ELEPHANT MAN segment begins at 13:58 in the video above!
The balance to strike here is what to show versus what to suggest; in this, director Jim Petosa succeeds… [and] allows glints of light to jump out to startle and engage.
The audience has been transported to a level of theatrical perfection rarely seen… It’s a triumph for all who contributed to this marvelous, flawless production.