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.
WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD – Best Play
Ripped from the history books, The Miracle Worker tells the incredible story of Helen Keller, a young girl afflicted with both blind and deafness, and Annie Sullivan, the extraordinary teacher who finds a way for Helen to learn. 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