The Miracle Worker

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The Kansas Wesleyan Theatre Department will open its 2013-14 season  with The Miracle Worker, the inspiring and emotional true story of Helen Keller and her relationship with her tutor, Anne Sullivan.

Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Keller’s frustrations and her parents’ inability to communicate effectively with her lead them to Sullivan, a half-blind school girl hired to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, she is able to break through Keller’s walls to help her learn to connect with her parents and others.

The show opens Thursday, October 10 in Fitzpatrick Auditorium and runs through Sunday, October 13. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday curtain is at 2 p.m.

The cast includes:

Helen: Amber Brown, Abilene, KS
Anne Sullivan: Hannah Holt, Shawnee, KS
Kate: Kelsey McClure, Manhattan, KS
Keller: Timothy Burns, Horton, KS
Jimmy: Paul Minneman, Solomon, KS
Aunt Ev: Lindsey Walker, Mount Hope, KS
Percy/Young James: Arden Esvang, Salina, KS
Doctor/Anagnos: Brett Halderman, Salina, KS

The show is free for students, faculty, staff and alumni; $8 for community members and $3 for non-KWU students.

Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing the box office at In the e-mail, please include full name, number of tickets needed, performance day, and a contact phone number.