"It's a story inherently about disability advocacy -- what it's like to live with a disability. We have a whole cast of people with disabilities," notes co-director Bryce Alexander. "From the very first rehearsal, the cast was deeply engaged in the subject matter. They passionately wanted to represent themselves through the characters they play and embrace the message of John Merrick's life. It is represented through PHAMALY more critically and in a more natural sense than could be done by any other company."
The powerful drama, which ended a run of the show at the Aurora Fox earlier this month, is back for the weekend, at least, tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada. Admission is $26 to $29; for more information, go to www.phamaly.org or call 303-739-1970.
Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2012