The Playhouse in the Park presents "The Miracle Worker" February 27-March 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. School show performances are Thursdays and Fridays, February 26 and 27 sand March 5 and 6 at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon.
Danny Mollise directs this inspirational production. Call Assistant Manager Pamela Mollise, 251-422-0079, for class performances and 602-0630 for public reservations.
"The Miracle Worker" is the story of Alabama native Helen Keller and her determined teacher, Anne Sullivan, who struggles to teach the blind and deaf Helen how to communicate. Keller later became an author, political activist and lecturer, and was the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
The Playhouse in the Park, Mobile's premier youth theatre, has been training young people in theatre since 1961. Over the years, the program has grown to include four large productions a year; a comprehensive training program of drama, dance, vocal, piano, guitar and scenic art classes; and an elaborate, full-scale puppet theatre.
Danny Mollise has been resident director for many years and (a personal observation here) has never failed to elicit from his young actors outstanding, professional performances. Pam Mollise is set and costume designer, and those facets of each play are authentic and beautiful. The puppet/marionette performances of such classics as "Peter and the Wolf" may be the first time kindergartners are introduced to, and learned to love, classical music.
The Playhouse in the Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations in any amount are appreciated to help provide the highest quality of instruction and performances for the youth of our area.
Donations to Playhouse in the Park can be mailed to P.O. Box 8145, Mobile, Alabama 36689. The physical address of the theatre is 4851 Museum Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36608 (across from Mobile Museum of Art in Langan Park.) For more information and upcoming plays, visit www.playhouseinthepark.org.
(Photo above, provided by Linda Wettermark, is from a 2011 production of "The Miracle Worker")