Events

The Miracle Worker

October 4 - October 7

Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center | 1655 5th Ave

7:30 pm

The Marshall University School of Theatre presents "The Miracle Worker" at the Joan C. Edwards performing Arts Center October 4-7 &12-14 at 7:30pm

William Gibson’s 1960 Tony Award for Best Play adapted from Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life.  This classic play 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”.

Single show tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 faculty/senior; $7 children ages 5-12. Tickets are free to full-time Marshall students with valid IDs. Through Sept. 30, season tickets are available for $70; $50 for seniors, faculty members and those renewing a 2016-17 season ticket. After Sept. 30, the prices are $80; $60 for seniors and faculty members.

For season tickets or more information, call the box office at 304-696-6395 or visit the box office from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/theatre/season-2017-18/.

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