The Miracle Worker -- The Amazing Story of Helen Keller
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The last date listed for The Miracle Worker was Sunday June 23, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Based on the hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the incredible true story that inspired it, … More
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Love the Simi Valley Cultural Arts and for this important piece of Americana, producer Jan Gladsband, is outstanding visionary for bringing culture, arts, and theater linked to some of the most important and popular works to our community. The Miracle Worker, a popular movie and story about the rearing and teaching of the young Helen Keller, performed by Natalie Espositio, was equally wonderful and a bit of a tear-jerker throughout. Lead actress Sommer Branham, playing the teacher Anne Sullivan, was particularly amazing in her fights and struggles with care-taking and teaching the irreverent and intelligent child. Musical pieces, selected by violist Ray Dean Mae, were chosen for being written by blind composers dating back to the 1300's. Goldstar seats were the best in the theater and parking is free and available. Two hour performance w/15 min intermission gives enough time for a nice glass of wine to top off a wonderful evening.
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My husband and I went to the performance yesterday. We are still talking about how wonderful the play was and the actresses who played Helen and Ann were so outstanding. My granddaughter was one of the blind girls and she handed the present to...continued
Drawing heavily from letters written by Anne Sullivan in 1887, as well as from Helen Keller’s autobiography, William Gibson constructed a drama around the events that took place when Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, first met in the 1880s. The exchanges that take place in The Miracle Worker are all derived from factual events that Gibson has woven together to construct a fluid, emotionally real, depiction of the “miracle” Anne Sullivan was able to work; teaching Helen to communicate and allowing her be a part of the world around her.