Miracle Worker

One of the most well-loved stories in the American theater, The Miracle Worker dramatizes the real-life relationship of the deaf and blind girl Helen Keller and her newly hired governess, Anne Sullivan, who finds a way to break through the silence and darkness of the girl’s existence. The new Country Playhouse production of the play will be told, in part, from Keller’s perspective. “This will be a unique production of The Miracle Worker in the intimacy of the space,” says director Jonathan Gonzales. “We shall be utilizing some stylized, non-realistic techniques with sound and lights to bring the audience directly into Helen Keller’s emergence from being deaf, blind and mute into a world of wonderful new possibilities.” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. April 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 7. Through April 9. Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Lane. For information, call 713-467-4497 or visit www.countryplayhouse.org. $12 to $20.
Fridays, Saturdays; Sun., April 3; Thu., April 7. Starts: March 25. Continues through April 9, 2011
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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