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THEATER: The Elephant Man at CAST 

Thursday, Nov. 18

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre's latest performances of The Elephant Man is a good example of the old saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." This drama by Bernard Pomerance tells the famous true story of the hideously deformed Joseph (John) Merrick who is discovered and rescued from a freak show by surgeon Frederick Treves. As Merrick becomes re-accustomed with society, his inner beauty and heroism inspires those around him. Folks also begin finding flaws within themselves. Looks like more cover-ups are needed. $20-$25. Nov. 18-20, 8 p.m.; Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 1118 Clement Ave. 704-455-8542. www.nccast.com.

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