Past Production
The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker. by William Gibson. Director Shawn K. Summerer. Producer Elizabeth Summerer and Alison Mattiza. May 11 – June 16, 2012

Adapted from William Gibson’s 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name, The Miracle Worker is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography The Story of My Life and won several Tony Awards including Best Play.

Set in Alabama in the 1880s, this classic tells the inspiring true story of Annie Sullivan and her student, the blind and mute Helen Keller. 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.

Character

CAST

Played by
Captain Keller ············ Scott Martin
Kate Keller ············ Elizabeth Bouton
Doctor ············ Barry Nackos
Helen Keller ············ Francesca Farina
Martha ············ Kennedy McIntosh
Percy ············ Javon Willis
James Keller ············ Ben Birmingham
Aunt Ev ············ Vada Foster
Annie Sullivan ············ Faith Streng
Anagnos ············ David Kunzle
Blind Girl ············ Adeline Hall
Emilia Holt
Caroline Macou
Fiona Okida
Grace Rector
Emilia Zielinski
Viney ············ Patricia Newman

CAST PICTURES

Annie (Faith Streng) has a teaching breakthrough with Helen (Francesca Farina) at the water pump
Annie (Faith Streng) discovers Helen's (Francesca Farina) hiding place for keys
Annie (Faith Streng) tries to get Helen (Francesca Farina) to eat from a spoon
Annie (Faith Streng) teaches Helen (Francesca Farina) sign language
James (Ben Birmingham) stands up to his father, Captain Keller (Scott Martin), while Kate (Elizabeth Bouton) watches
The Keller family portrait
Helen (Francesca Farina) asks Viney (Patricia Newman) where her mom is
Helen (Francesca Farina) pulls the buttons off of Aunt Ev's (Vada Foster) blouse
Photos by Liz Reinhardt

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