About the Play
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“In Tuscumbia, Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and consequently mute. Pitied and badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline and, by the age of 6, grows into a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child in control of the household.
“Desperate, her parents hire Anne Sullivan to serve as governess and teacher for their daughter. After several fierce battles with Helen, Anne convinces the Kellers that she needs two weeks alone with Helen in order to achieve any progress in the girl's education.
“In that time, Annie teaches Helen discipline through persistence and consistency, and language through hand signals, a double breakthrough that changes Helen’s life and has a direct effect on the lives of everyone in the family.”
— From Wikipedia
About This Production
January 31–February 1 and February 6–8, 2014
February 1 and 8, 2 p.m. Matinee
E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall, SPU campus
Scenery and Costume Designer
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