“The Miracle Worker,” the classic drama by William Gibson, is the newest offering of Smyrna, Tennessee-based Lamplighters Theatre. The three-act play tells the remarkable story of Helen Keller and her miracle-working teacher, Anne Sullivan.
Helen Keller, though born a healthy child, was stricken with an undiagnosed illness when she was 19 months old. Though she recovered, she was left blind and deaf. The rage of incomprehension grew until Helen became half-wild, prompting her parents to seek help from the legendary inventor, Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. Through Bell’s assistance, the Keller’s were introduced to young Anne Sullivan whose persistence and determination finally introduced Helen to the world of words.
“Gibson’s play has achieved mythic status as one of the great dramas of the American stage and resonates with audiences on multiple levels,” says Mike Parker, the show’s director. “The Miracle Worker is not just a story – it is an archtype of the human condition. We have all found ourselves sitting in darkness in need of someone to bring us the light.”
The show runs August 14 thru 17th, with all performances at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7.00. For reservations or for information please call (615) 459-3421.
Lamplighters Theatre is a ministry of Smyrna Assembly Church, Smyrna, Tennessee.
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