The Miracle Worker
By William Gibson
Directed by Holly Walker
Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic 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. Helen, trapped in her secret world, 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. Following scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single word: "water".
Produced by Madison West High School at Madison West High School, 30 Ash Street Madison
Performances: November 6-14, 2009
Performance Times: Friday, Saturday, November 6, 7, 13, 14 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices: Adults $10 Students $5
Call 608-204-3182 for reservations or more information.