Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1960, “The Miracle Worker” tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. “The Miracle Worker” 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
“The Miracle Worker” was well-received by the reviewer and the audiences. Special praise went to Irene Taylor as Annie Sullivan as well as a first timer on Players stage, 10 year old Erin Ensign as Helen Keller. Included in the program was a guide to learning sign language. The show was also a financial success making a profit for the Players.