The Miracle Worker

September 22, 2015
October 25, 2015
How do we break through obstacles to learning?

By William Gibson
Directed by Jeff Church

An American story of Helen Keller and the teacher that held the key turned into art with a multi-ethnic cast. Helen Keller is a child who has been deafblind since infancy. She’s alone in a secret world. She’s disobedient and wild. But Annie, a recent graduate from an institute for the blind, senses Helen’s curiosity and cleverly opens her world to language. Together, they show us that even the most overwhelming obstacles can be overcome.

Cast: Vanessa Severo, Jennifer Mays, Walter Coppage, Tony Pulford, Dianne Yvette, Ai Vy Bui, Josephine Pellow, Michael Allen Ray & Andrew Stout

The play will be fully accessible on two levels:  American Sign Language (ASL) shadow interpretation during every performance, and audio description at every performance by the acting company.

Join us for a preshow workshop on October 3rd and 10th an hour before the show and learn some basic sign language.



Approximate running time: 70 minutes


Curriculum extensions: Analyze how and why individuals and events develop and interact; analyze historical events and their impact on present-day society.
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Critics praise The Miracle Worker as...

"Powerful... affecting... utterly riveting"
- Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star

"A true work of genius... [a] miraculous production"
- Steve Wilson,

"Magic... fascinating... very family friendly... [a] delight"
- Carla Maltas,

"Transfizes young audiences... ambitious... a very good cast"
- Alan Portner,

"Electrifies... [a] creative masterpiece... moving and inspirational"
- Bob Evans,

"A very interesting take on The Miracle Worker... A must-see"
- Tim Scott, KCTV5's Better Kansas City

"Beautiful and ingenious...
so many important lessons all beautifully woven together"
- Kristina Light,

"Brilliantly acted... a moving tribute to its subjects"
- Liz Cook, The Pitch

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