The Miracle Worker, a Tony Award-winning play about the true story of Helen Keller and her teacher, will be presented by the Kentwood Players theater group at the Westchester Playhouse beginning Friday, May 11 through June 16.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.
Adapted from William Gibson’s 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name, The Miracle Worker is based on the blind and mute American author Keller’s autobiography “The Story of My Life” and won several Tony Awards including Best Play.
Set in Alabama in the 1880s, the play tells the inspiring true story of Annie Sullivan and her student, Keller. The story tells of how Keller, who is trapped in a secret, silent world and unable to communicate, is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Sullivan realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Featured in the cast are Elizabeth Bouton, Francesca Farina, Drew Fitzsimmons, Vada Foster, Adeline Hall, Emilia Holt, David Kunzle, Caroline Macou, Scott Martin, Kennedy McIntosh, Barry Nackos, Patricia Newman, Fiona Okida, Grace Rector, Wendy Sharper, Faith Streng, Javon Willis and Emelia Zielinski.
The production is directed by Shawn K. Summerer and produced by Alison Mattiza and Elizabeth Summerer by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. of New York City.
Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students and service members. To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.