The Elephant Man
With two star leads and a strong supporting cast, this Chautauqua Playhouse production is theatrical perfection. Mark Kirshnir transforms before our very eyes into the horribly disfigured “Elephant Man” and makes us totally believe in his innate goodness despite all his challenges. Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Through 11/18; $19-$21; Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in Carmichael, (916) 489-7529; cplayhouse.org. J.C.