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What A Do opens ‘The Miracle Worker’ December 1 for nine performances

Preview November 28, 2017 Encore Staff

SPRINGFIELD—The Miracle Worker written by William Gibson tells the riviting story of Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller. As a young child Helen fell ill with scarlet fever resulting in her becoming blind and deaf. In her quest to articulate her wants and needs Helen becomes quite spoiled by her parents and her behavior turns almost violent. Unable to cope with their daughter’s behavior and lack of ability to communicate, the Kellers’ turn to Annie Sullivan to serve as her teacher. Though difficult and emotional, Annie is able to have a breakthrough in Helen’s education. Through her mentorship Annie is able to teach Helen not only how to communicate, but transforms her into a caring and thoughtful young woman. This production is directed by Randy Wolfe, with fight choreography direction by Nick Mumma.

“The Miracle Worker” was adapted to the stage in 1959 and won the Tony Award for best play in 1960. Join us for this heartwarming show just in time for the Holiday season.

This production features: James King (doctor), Madison Haywood (Kate), Joe Macleod (Keller), Grace Marengo (Helen), Jessica Perez (Martha), Hunter King (Percy), Rachel Markillie (Aunt Ev), Christian Perez (James), Scott Whitesell (Anagnos), Katherine Mumma (Annie Sullivan), Shelby Alexander (Viney), Grace Van Horn (School girl), and Nick Mumma (third crone voiceover).

Regular priced tickets are $20 and all seating is general admission. Student, senior and military tickets are available for $15 and can be purchased with a valid student ID. Flex 5-pack passes or triple play can be purchased in advance to offer flexibility and savings up to 15% off single ticket prices. These passes can be used for any main stage performance during any production. Tickets can be ordered in advance through www.whatado.org or by contacting the box office at (269) 282-1953. What A Do is located at 4071 West Dickman Road in Springfield, Michigan.