By William Gibson
Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic 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.”
WINNER! 1960 TONY AWARD – Best Play
“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post
October 18-20 | 7:30 PM
October 25-27 | 7:30 PM
October 28 | 3:00 PM
By Mary Zimmerman
Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work filled with dark mystery. As a babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales appear, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one. Costumes, props, sets, and lighting are used to create images and feelings that render the fairy tales in all their elemental and enduring power.
This production will be entered into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
November 29-30 | 7:30 PM
December 6-8 | 7:30 PM
December 9 | 3:00 PM
Created and Directed by John Hennen
Theatre majors under the direction/mentoring of John Hennen will perform a collection of scenes (possibly linked by theme or style). Projects will focus on acting technique and will allow the theatre major to select a role that challenges them to become better artists.
February 14-17 | 7:30 PM
February 18 | 3:00 PM
9 to 5
More details coming soon
April 9-13 | 7:30 PM
April 14 | 3:00 PM
Tickets for all productions will be available through BrownPaperTickets and on sale 30 days prior to the opening of each production. For more information, please call Michael L. Aulick at [email protected].