Newtown Arts Company’s 2015 season continues with William Gibson’s THE MIRACLE WORKER, June 11 through 17, at the historic Newtown Theatre. Immortalized on stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.
Newtown Arts Company is offering a special $2 student discount for all performances of THE MIRACLE WORKER (see details below). Sign-language interpreters will be present at the Sunday matinee on June 14.
Winner of the 1960 TONY Award for Best Play, THE MIRACLE WORKER dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen (played by Cameron Flurry, of Newtown) is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie (Ariana Ballerini, of Yardley) 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.”
“THE MIRACLE WORKER is a family show that focuses not only on Helen Keller’s remarkable awakening brought about by Annie Sullivan, but also on the growth and triumphs of Annie and of Helen’s family,” said the show’s director, James McCrane, of Newtown. “It serves as inspiration to us all. This cast is experienced, talented, hard working and up to the challenge, skillfully delivering heart-felt characters that will entertain and move audiences.”
The show is being produced by Jane DeKorte, of Holland, who is also handling costumes. Stage Manager is Amelia Arrigo, of Newtown.
Performances of THE MIRACLE WORKER are one week only, June 11 through 17 (no show Monday, June 15), at Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street, Newtown, PA 18940: Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Tickets for Reserved Front Orchestra and Front Row Balcony seats are $20; Reserved Rear Orchestra and Balcony seats are $17. Extended legroom seating is available in Row I for an additional accommodation fee. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a $2 discount.
Students receive a special $2 discount by showing ID when purchasing tickets at the door; younger students without ID can mention their school. Discount tickets may be reserved and/or purchased via credit card by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; they will be held for pick up and payment at the Box Office on the day of the performance.
Tickets are available by credit card by phone at 800-838-3006 or online at www.newtownartscompany.com (service fee applies). Tickets are also available at the Newtown Theatre Box Office beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates. For reservations or information call 215-860-7058 or email tickets@newtownarts company.com.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Newtown Arts Company, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, has awarded over $112,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing higher education in the arts since it was formed in 1983.
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