The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) Community Theatre is proud to announce its production of “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson, with performances on three weekends, February 8, through February 22, at 78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016.
Immortalized on-stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and deaf Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, and almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie 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.
The February 22 and February 23 performances will be sign language interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Melissa Webel - Director
Liz Howard - Producer
Leslie Riccie - Stage Manager
Mark Reilly - Lighting Designer
Aunt Ev - Susan Roberts
Percy - David Tibbs
James Keller - William Cary
Captain Keller - Joel Redmount
Viney - Tiffany Wilson
Kate Keller - Lindsay Adkins
Doctor/Anagnos - David Ciampichini
Annie Sullivan - Corinne Chandler
Helen Keller - Annie Reynolds
Martha - Samy Cordero
THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City.
Tickets to all performances are on sale now online at http://www.cdctheatre.org, or by stopping by the Box Office at 78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, during a performance.
The 2012-13 Season is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through grants administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
CDC Theatre is a non-profit, all volunteer, community theatre offering award-winning plays and musicals since 1919. One of the longest continuously producing theatre groups in New Jersey, it reaches out to all audiences, offering senior rates, family oriented theatre, and is handicap accessible.