Charles City High School Drama Department will be performing The Miracle Worker by William Gibson on November 6 and 7, at 7:30 P.M. in the Charles City Middle School Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for students. Directors are Linda Brant and Mike Lembke.
The play tells the real story of Helen Keller, who became deaf and blind as a toddler in the 1880s, and the young "miracle worker," Anne Sullivan, who broke into her world of dark silence to teach her how to communicate. Keller went on to be the first deaf/blind person to earn a college degree, and wrote books and traveled worldwide to aid those in need. Seniors Jenna Grober and Emma Sheckler are acting the parts of Sullivan and Keller.
Director Brant wanted the students to feel the reality of the story they were telling. To prepare for the show, the cast met with people who are deaf and blind, to better understand their challenges. The cast is also working with the local Lions Club to gather used eyeglasses to be sent where they are needed in the world. In 1925, Helen Keller asked the International Lions Clubs to take on the project of stopping preventable blindness in the world. Audience members are encouraged to bring used eyeglasses to donate.
The Miracle Worker
November 6 & 7
7:30 P.M. (doors open at 7:00 P.M.)
$5 adults / $3 students