Stage Door: The Elephant Man, Lost Lake

December 13, 2014 10:26 PM

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Stage Door: The Elephant Man, Lost Lake

The Elephant Man is back on Broadway -- thanks to Bradley Cooper, the Hollywood hunk who demonstrates the theatrical chops to portray the deformed Englishman John Merrick. In Victorian times, Merrick, covered with tumors and billed as "half man, half elephant," was cruelly exhibited in sideshows until the kindly prominent Dr. Treves rescued him.

Treves (Alessandro Nivola), who initially wants to study Merrick, doubles as his protector. Thanks to the generosity of the London public, he secures him a permanent home in the hospital.

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