Lipscomb Theatre presents The Miracle Worker, Sept. 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. This show will be held in Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theatre and a special performance will be "shadow interpreted" for the deaf and hard of hearing on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
This classic 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. 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."
Tickets are regularly $15 for adults, $12 for university faculty/staff and $5 for students per show. For tickets, contact the Lipscomb Box Office at 615.966.7075 or click here. For information about season ticket prices and packages, click here.