The Playhouse in the Park will present “The Miracle Worker,” the powerful story of Alabama’s own Helen Keller, February 27-March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. The play is recommended for those in grade 4 through adult. Students currently in the fourth grade will particularly enjoy this show, as it is typically an integral part of most fourth grade Alabama History studies.
School show performances are Thursdays and Fridays, February 26 and 27, and March 5 and 6 at 9:00 a. m., 10:30 a.m. or noon. Contact Pamela Mollise at 251-422-0079 to book seats for class attendance.
Public performances are February 27-March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. Call 602-0630 for reservations.
All performances will be at the Playhouse in the Park, 4851 Museum Drive, across from the Mobile Museum of Art in Langan Park in Mobile.
The Playhouse in the Park press release describes "The Miracle Worker" in the following paragraphs:
(It) "is the inspiring story of young Helen Keller, a native of Tuscumbia, Alabama who is rendered blind and deaf after a bout of scarlet fever as an infant. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from teacher Annie Sullivan; partially blind herself, to tutor their daughter. Through months of persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate. Helen later becomes a pioneer in the field of sign language, bringing it to the forefront as a means of communication for millions.
"Scripted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize winner William Gibson, based on Helen Keller’s 1902 autobiography, 'The Story of My Life,' this powerfully emotional story has garnered Tony and Academy Awards for its Broadway, film and television productions."
“The Miracle Worker” is directed by Playhouse Manager Danny Mollise and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Assistant Manager Pamela Mollise is the Scene and Costume designer.
Call 602-0630 for details or visit www.playhouseinthepark.org.