The Center for the Arts presents the inspirational true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, The Miracle Worker. Performances begin April 20 and continue through April 29.
Set in the American South in the 1880s, The Miracle Worker tells the story of real-life Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller, who suddenly lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months because of illness. By the time Helen was six years old, she was a wild, tantrum-throwing, uncontrollable child. Her frustrated parents hire a governess for her. Fortunately, they choose Annie Sullivan, the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world.
The 1960 Broadway premiere won five Tony Awards including Best Play and the 1962 film version earned an Oscar nomination for William Gibson‘s adaptation.
Kate Ledford, portrays Helen Keller and Abigail Nichol portrays Annie Sullivan. Donald Fann directs.