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South Texas College Theatre to hold auditions for “The Elephant Man”

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its final spring show “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance.

Auditions will be held Feb. 27 and 28, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts – Black Box Studio, at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition.

“The Elephant Man” is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.  A horribly deformed young man, Merrick is a victim of a rare skin and bone disease, and has become the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows.  Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel hospital.  Under the care of 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 only to be denied his ultimate dream, to become a man like any other.

The director seeks six men and two women. “The Elephant Man” is scheduled for performance at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts – Black Box Studio April 26-29, 2018.

For more information, call (956) 872-2639 or email jrodriguez@southtexascollege.edu or rdehoyos_8271@southtexascollege.edu.

 

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