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Madison Street Theatre
Formerly Village Players Performing Arts Center 1010 Madison Street Oak Park, IL 60302
312-282-1750
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Website

http://www.village-players.org/playground.htm

Description

by William Gibson

Directed by Megan Wells

First presented on stage in 1959, The Miracle Worker is about Annie Sullivan’s heroic effort to give the blind, deaf and mute 12-year-old Helen Keller the gift of language. In so doing, she also strives to free herself from her own dark past so that she can love again.

The Tony-winning stage adaptation of the Helen Keller story is based on Gibson’s earlier television movie of the same name, which was later filmed for the big screen with Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. That script, in turn, was based on Helen Keller’s own autobiography, The Story of My Life, in which she detailed her childhood after the illness that robbed her of her sight and hearing.

Village Players’ production of The Miracle Worker is special in that it intends not to just tell a story we know from history far too well, but focuses instead on the universal aspects of the story — that of the human need for both personal dignity and compassionate love.

About the Ticket Supplier: Village Players Performing Arts Center

Village Players, a non-profit organization founded in 1961, promotes the arts through theatrical productions and educational programs that encourage cultural understanding and embrace diversity in the Village of Oak Park and the surrounding communities.