Miracle Worker Opens May 11 at Kentwood

Kentwood Players presents The Miracle Worker by William Gibson from May 11 to June 16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester (LA 90045). Adapted from William Gibson’s 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name, The Miracle Worker is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography “The Story of My Life” and won several Tony Awards including Best Play. The production is directed by Shawn K. Summerer and produced by Alison Mattiza and Elizabeth Summerer by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York City.

Set in Alabama in the 1880s, this classic tells the inspiring true story of Annie Sullivan and her student, the blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, 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.

Featured in the cast are Elizabeth Bouton, Francesca Farina, Drew Fitzsimmons, Vada Foster, Adeline Hall, Emilia Holt, David Kunzle, Caroline Macou, Scott Martin, Kennedy McIntosh, Barry Nackos, Patricia Newman, Fiona Okida, Grace Rector, Wendy Sharper, Faith Streng, Javon Willis, and Emelia Zielinski.

Tickets are $18.00 with a $2.00 discount for seniors, students, and servicemen. To purchase tickets, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted, with a $1.50 convenience fee added per ticket charged to a credit card. You may also purchase tickets online at www.kentwoodplayers.org. For group ticket sales, please call the box office.

 

 

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