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Production: MA, New Repertory Theatre 13-14 Season Plays (See all 6 roles)

'The Elephant Man' (Supporting)

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New Repertory Theatre is casting its 2013-14 season of plays. Mainstage season includes "The Elephant Man" (Bernard Pomerance, writer; Jim Petosa, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 20.; r...more

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Males & Females, ages 18-64, All Ethnicities

Role Description

'The Elephant Man': (Supporting)


JOHN MERRICK: (30’s) Suffers from an unknown disease which has deformed his body, isolating him from the rest of society as he earns a living by becoming a side-show attraction. Intelligent and funny. Incredibly lonely.

DR. FREDERICK TREVES: (40’s) A brilliant upcoming surgeon and teacher intrigued by Merrick’s disorder. Rescues Merrick. Rigid and uncompromising. Victorian gentlemen.

MRS. KENDALL: (21-45) A socialite actress. Open minded, friendly and caring. Friends with Merrick.

CARR GROMM: (40-65) Administrator of the London Hospital. Self-serving.

ROSS: (40-64) Manager of The Elephant Man. A shady, low brow thief and freak show agent.

LORD JOHN: (30-45) Upper Class gentleman involved in shady financial dealings.

PORTER: (30-40) Low class worker.

BISHOP WALSHAM HOW: (40-65) Concerned religious official. Has empathy for others, but only on religious matters.

SNORK: (30-65) A Porter who brings Merrick his meals.

CONDUCTOR: (30-65) Low class worker. Tries to do the right thing but is too closed minded to succeed.

PINHEAD #1: (18-20) Female freak show performer.

PINHEAD #2: (18-20) Female freak show performer.

PINHEAD #3: (18-20) Female freak show performer.

MISS SANDWICH: (20-50) A nurse repulsed by Merrick’s appearance.

MAN: (30-45) Pinhead manger.

THE COUNTESS: (30-50) One of Merrick’s visitors.

THE DUCHESS: (30-50) One of Merrick’s visitors.

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA: (20-35) One of Merrick’s visitors.

2 POLICEMAN: (25-50) One from Belgium, one from London.