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May 6, 2014 |

The Miracle Worker

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5 time Tony Awarding winning play!

Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless audiences and become an American classic.

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a “half-blind Yankee schoolgirl” named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers’ resistance and the belief that Helen “is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open,” Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie beaks through Helen’s walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last.

“At another time she asked, ‘What is a soul?’ ‘No one knows,’ I replied; ‘but we know it is not the body, and it is the part of us which thinks and loves and hopes.’ . . . [and] is invisible. . . . ‘But if I write what my soul thinks,’ she said, ‘then it will be visible, and the words will be its body.’” ~Annie Sullivan, 1891

“Radiant, emotion-charged, memorable, superb!” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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May 22 @ 7 pm
May 23 @ 7 pm
May 24 @ 2 pm
May 24 @ 7 pm
May 25 @ 2 pm

Photo by Ilana Newman.


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