As part of Piccolo Spoleto and the College’s Stelle Di Domani Series, Center Stage will present several performances of Elephant’s Graveyard.

Student-run production group Center Stage

Student-run production group Center Stage

Written by George Brant, Elephant’s Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

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The shows dates are: May 23 at 8 p.m.; May 25 & 28 and June 2 at 7:30 p.m.; May 30 at 6:30 p.m.; June 4 at 8:30 p.m.; and June 6 at 5:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the Simons Center’s Theatre 220, 54 St. Philip St.

Tickets are $16 for general admission and $13 for seniors and students.

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