The Miracle Worker
Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic.
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last.
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ain’t ANAGNOS ANNIE A PAUSE ANNIE comes ANNIE puts ANNIE rises ANNIE sits ANNIE spells ANNIE stands ANNIE SULLIVAN ANNIE takes ANNIE turns ANNIE’S hand AUNT AUNT EV baby blind BOY’S VOICE can’t Cap’n Captain Keller chair Cry of Players DOCTOR doll eyes face family room fingers floor garden house gaze girl goes groping hear HELEN feels HELEN scrambles HELEN spells I’ve JAMES JAMES’S Jimmie KATE’S Katie KELLER house KELLER stands kicking knees lifts HELEN lights look MARTHA Mildred MIRACLE WORKER Miss Annie Miss Sullivan Momma’s gonna buy mother’s mouth moves napkin palm pats PERCY PERCY’S pitcher porch steps pump rear door servant shakes her head silence smile smoked glasses spoon stares stops suitcase supper talk teach there’s things touches her cheek upstairs Vicksburg VINEY waits watching what’s WILLIAM GIBSON won’t word wrist yard you’re