AAAA to present 'The Miracle Worker'
The Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre is proud to present The Miracle Worker.
This production is the unforgettable, inspiring story of young Helen Keller, left deaf and blind after a childhood illness, and Annie Sullivan, the teacher who unlocked Keller's potential and set her free from the prison of her physical limitations.
The dates of the performances are April 30, May 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on May 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 years of age and younger.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office by calling (320) 762-8300 or stopping by at 618 Broadway. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.
The play is written by William Gibson, directed by Sharon Thalmann and sponsored by Velde Moore, Ltd.
Synopsis of play
Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tale 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, Keller is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such.
Only Sullivan 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, Sullivan's success with Keller finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word - water.
For more information about the AAAA Theatre, visit its website at www.alexandriaareaarts.org.
Doctor - Gene Meier
Kate Keller - Leah Drexler
Captain Keller - Joe Korkowski
Helen Keller - Isabelle Hartokolis
Martha - Alyssa Welle
Percy - Rebekah Lotti
James Keller - Quincy Roers
Anagnos - Roland Boyce
Annie Sullivan - Kara Gerdes
Viney - Sheena Hachmann
Aunt Ev - Miriam Thornquist
Jimmie's voice - Eric Welle
Voice - Ahndree Conn
Blind students - Abby Telander, Emily Bear, Allison Prestby, Emily Prestby, Libby Lambert, Courtney Bitzan and Erika Fieldhammer
Director - Sharon Thalmann
Assistant director - Christy Meier
Set design/construction - John Thalmann
Sound design/technician - Lonnie Wing
Light design/technician - Mike Gimbel
Props - Jamie Sandberg and Marlys Steidl
Costumer - Jodi Hintzen
Hair - Kristin Gabrielson
Makeup - Dianne Tomoson
Graphic designer - Keri Mohror