Evergreen Theatre makes miracles happen

By Andrew Moore

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson, tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Helen, trapped in her secret world, 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. Following scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single word. The NY Post says that The Miracle Worker is “interesting, absorbing, and moving.”

Directed by University of Memphis Graduate Student Heather Wilson, The Miracle Worker stars Associate Company Member Laura Stracko (The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Narnia) as Annie Sullivan and Carly Nahon and Erica Peninger in the role of Helen Keller. The cast also features Resident Company Members Dave Landis (The History Boys, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and Irene Crist (The Little Dog Laughed, Third, The Glass Menagerie), as well as Associate Company Members Nicole Renee Hale (Pippin, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and David Ryan (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, RENT, Altar Boyz).

Special offer opening weekend only

All Adult, Student, and Senior tickets for Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, are only $20! See the show early and save!

Opening night

Friday, February 26th, will feature a champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the grand opening of The NEW Circuit Playhouse, The Evergreen Theatre.

The Miracle Worker runs at The Evergreen Theatre February 26th–March 21st, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, March 4th, at 8 pm.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or visit our website at www.playhouseonthesquare.org.

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