[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.
“I don’t see how this play can leave you unscathed…it’s deeply compelling… I find it a really worthy and enduring piece of theater.”