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The Miracle Worker

  • Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center 1600 5th Avenue Huntington, WV, 25755 United States (map)


JCE Performing Arts Center
Marshall University

October 4 – 7 & 12 – 14 / 7:30 PM
The Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre at The JCE Performing Arts Center

William Gibson’s 1960 Tony Award for Best Play adapted from Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life.  This classic play tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.

The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water”.

Earlier Event: July 31
Skeletons by Amy da Luz
Later Event: November 16
Young Frankenstein