“This revival resonates today,” says Artistic Director Jim Petosa “because the play raises larger issues about the human need for and right to basic health care. The character Dr. Frederick Treves ends up doing precious little for Merrick (the elephant man) or the further great masses of human suffering. Today, congress attempts to repeal Obamacare–we still face the dilemma of determining who deserves healthcare and at which level. Is it a privilege of economic success? Is it a basic human right? We’re still asking.”
Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH-FM
|George Annas, J.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University
Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Professor, Boston University School of Law
Co-Founder, Global Lawyers and Physicians
|Mary Annas, Ph.D.
Instructor, Medicine & Literature, Boston University Medical School
English Instructor, Northeastern University
ESOL Instructor, Boston Medical Center
|Michael A. Grodin, M.D.
Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Ethicist, Boston Medical Center
Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies
Artistic Director, New Repertory Theatre
Director, THE ELEPHANT MAN
Director, School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, Boston University
Third Floor Rehearsal Hall, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown.
Open to the public.