The Miracle Worker opens May 31!

The Miracle Worker is the powerful and moving story of Helen Keller, a child struck blind and deaf by illness, and her teacher Annie Sullivan, who never gave up on her.

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"Helen is a bright, strong, energetic child -- but left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby, she is also a feral, frustrated mystery to her exhausted family. Her heartbroken mother Kate is Helen’s best protector, while her half-brother James wants to send Helen to an institution, and her father Arthur Keller, a former Captain in the Confederate Army, is worried for the safety of their new baby. As a last resort, the Kellers send for a governess from the the prestigious Perkins Institute for the Blind, and get Annie Sullivan, a lively and stubborn Yankee with the experience of childhood blindness -- now cured, after numerous operations. Driven by the demons of her traumatic past, Annie, the unlikely Miracle Worker, fights to reach Helen and bring light to the darkness of her mind." (Synopsis from stageagent.com)

The cast for The Miracle Worker is as follows:

Doctor – Jacob Staggs;
Kate Keller – Jalonda Bengs;
Captain Keller – Benjamin Dobbs;
James Keller – Jason Bengs;
Helen Keller – Isadora Enochs;
Martha – Samantha Rother;
Percy – Braxton Driskill;
Aunt Ev – Sheila Altland;
Annie Sullivan – Terry Goforth;
Sally – Megan Gilbert;
Viney - Emily Trail; and,

Blind Girls – Chloe Houck, Kristen Bennett, Lola Enochs, Britten Bengs, Olivia Campbell, Lydia King.

Show dates for The Miracle Worker are May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2019. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00PM. Tickets go on sale for season ticket holders on May 27 and to the general public on May 28.


Founded in 1965, Southwest Playhouse is Clinton’s local community theater. We produce a season of entertaining plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our theater. If you are interested in purchasing season tickets please click HERE, and follow the instructions.