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Created by Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle and Steve Cuiffo, the show is directed by Paul Lazar. It was commissioned by Center Theatre Group and workshopped as Next Stop Amazingland in the DouglasPlus series in November 2009.
Here's how CTG bills it: "By turns fresh, silly and profound, Elephant Room is set in a basement rec room where three semi-pro conjurers hang out and practice their tricks with varying competence. These self-deluded illusionists are brimming with childlike wonder and undeserved self-confidence, but there is something mysterious about their Elephant Room. Things are not as they seem."
Performances of the piece that transforms the Douglas into "a mystical place of wonder and amusement" continue to Sept. 16.
Center Theatre Group presented all wear bowlers, created and performed by Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle, in the Kirk Douglas Theatre's second season in fall 2005. Elephant Room premiered at Philadelphia Live Arts in September 2011 and was presented at the Arena Stage, Washington, DC, in January 2012, and at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York in March 2012.