[Due to the COVID-19 campus-wide shutdown, all performances of The Miracle Worker have been cancelled.]
STEUBENVILLE, OH— The Franciscan University Theatre Department will present William Gibson’s THE MIRACLE WORKER to audiences this spring.
Nominated for several awards upon its Broadway premiere in 1959, THE MIRACLE WORKER is the true story of the early relationship between deaf-blind prodigy Helen Keller, and her life-long teacher and friend, Annie Sullivan. When young Helen’s ferocity escalates beyond control, her family recruits the help of Annie Sullivan, a twenty-year-old half-blind Irish student, as a last resort before institutionalizing their daughter. Despite her attempts to reach Helen through language, Annie is forced to hold her ground against the family’s enabling pity and lack of faith in her abilities, as well as Helen’s raging temper. Through a grueling process, Annie fights to teach Helen to communicate with others in order to heal not only Helen herself, but the broken family from which she comes. A powerful drama, THE MIRACLE WORKER imparts hard lessons about the struggles and value of tough love.
Performances will be held March 27 and 28, and April 3 and 4 at 8:00pm and March 29 and April 5 at 2:00pm in Anathan Theatre, on the ground floor of Egan Hall.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy, religious, and children under 12. Tickets will go on sale on March 16th, and may be reserved by calling 740-283-6245, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, or bought at the door on a first come, first served basis.