Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play when it debuted on Broadway in 1979, the emotional drama The Elephant Man's strange and moving tale comes to City Lights Theater Company. Severely disfigured by a mysterious ailment that transformed his body into a mass of bulbous, twisted flesh so shocking to the eye that he was shunned by Victorian society, Merrick was eventually saved from a life spent on display in a freak show by a young doctor named Frederick Treves. Taken into the physician's care, Merrick became a celebrated fixture of London's social scene ... but with a worsening condition, his dream of becoming "normal" remained forever out of reach. Written by Bernard Pomerance, David Bowie famously portrayed Merrick in the early '80s. See City Lights' production of this moving drama in San Jose.