Xaque Gruber: Babar Peerzada Dazzles in The Elephant Man at Theatre 68
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
There's nothing more inspiring than an artist spearheading a creative project grassroots-style, digging deep into their soul (and their savings), to achieve a not-to-be-missed payoff. Such is the case with Babar Peerzada, and his labor of love, a stellar revival of The Elephant Man running each weekend through May 6 at Theatre 68 in Hollywood.
Born in Pakistan, schooled in London and the United States, Peerzada has called Los Angeles home for the past eleven years. One year ago, he dove into developing The Elephant Man:
I was getting very cerebral about acting, and saw Benedict Cumberbatch do Frankenstein onstage. He spent the first seven minutes of the play coming to life literally before the audience's eyes with his spinal column, his breathing, his nervous center. A week later, a scene partner brought The Elephant Man by, and I found the physicality of it to be a freeway to a whole new life. I wanted to find something that spoke to me, and this did. I worke
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