orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

March 6, 2014

‘The Miracle Worker’ is celebration of human spirit

Special to The Leader
Lutcher Theater

BEAUMONT — It’s been said, “Few stories are as timeless or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit as well as ‘The Miracle Worker.’” The stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller and her tutor Annie Sullivan has been mesmerizing audiences for decades; and area residents have the opportunity to experience this story at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets from $20-$35 are available at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater box office at 409-886-5535.

With this production, Montana Repertory Theatre continues their exploration of great American stories that penetrate the core of human experience. Over the past fourteen years, Lutcher audiences have seen such classics as Bus Stop, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Biloxi Blues all produced by Montana Rep. This marks the second production of “The Miracle Worker” presented by MRT at the Lutcher Theater. 

“The Miracle Worker” tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Annie Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities. Written by 20th century American playwright, William Gibson, “The Miracle Worker” is a story of victory over unbelievable odds, accomplished through conviction, perseverance, and love.

The cast of “The Miracle Worker” will conduct a post-show discussion about the play with the Lutcher audience immediately following the show on March 7 inside the theater at the edge of the stage. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the cast regarding such topics as character development, design elements, and tour life.