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Miracle Worker, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Miracle Worker, The

William Gibson

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573612381

"Interesting, absorbing and moving." - The New York Post

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 teache…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play -

The 1880's. In and around the Keller homestead in Tuscumbia, Alabama; also, briefly, the Perkins Institution for the Blind, in Boston.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD - Best Play
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. 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".
"Interesting, absorbing and moving." - The New York Post
THE MIRACLE WORKER was first presented at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on October 19, 1959. It was directed by Arthur Penn.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

A DOCTOR
KATE - Helen's mother
CAPTAIN KELLER - Helen's father, Kate's husband
HELEN - struck deaf and blind by a fever she had as an infant
MARTHA - a servant child
PERCY - a servant child
AUNT EV
JAMES KELLER - Captain Keller's son
ANAGNOS - instructor at the Perkins Institute for the Blind
ANNIE SULLIVAN - 20, Helen's teacher, has a severe vision impairment
VINEY - a servant
BLIND GIRLS - students at the Perkins Institute
A SERVANT
OFFSTAGE VOICES
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Reviews
Joseph Stanforth 5/27/2016 8:59 PM
A true classic that never gets old, and a wonderfully accessible play for high school performers interested in taking on a challenging script.  Even though the script focuses on the story of Annie and Helen, it is peopled with wonderfully developed characters, each with his/her own compelling story. I have directed this twice, and hope that I have a third opportunity to direct it before I retire.  The set can be adapted to a wide range of stage configurations and the technical challenges are manageable.
Sherry McCamley 9/19/2014 12:11 PM
Excellent play about real persons who did amazing things - and therefore, a great play to do with high schoolers!  Offers the opportunity to give insight to teenagers about people with disabilities and people who have overcome great obstacles to become a success.
Michael Hughes 5/15/2014 8:10 AM
Excellent play with ample casting opportunities and potential for interesting set ideas.  Tells a great and moving story well and at the same time is very entertaining.

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