Behind the scenes
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Miracle Worker (1960 Tony Award winner for Best Play) is a three-act play by William Gibson, which was based on Helen Keller's autobiography “The Story of My Life.” Though Helen Keller was born with the ability to see and hear, at 19 months old she contracted an illness that left her both deaf and blind. Her parents, who pitied and spoiled their afflicted daughter, hired a young Annie Sullivan to try and reach the mind of Helen. After many battles and disciplined weeks together, Annie broke through to Helen, giving her a connection to language and all the world had to offer.