The Miracle Worker (2001)


March 16-18, 22-24, 2001


Community Players Theatre


“The Miracle Worker” was the winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The play 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.”

Author: William Gibson

Historian’s Corner

The revival of “The Miracle Worker” was the sixth production for the 78th season. The show was first performed in the 1984-1985 season. The reviewer found this production to be one that has “multi-generational appeal and offers lessons for us all.”