The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson

Directed by Dámaso Rodriguez

December 8, 2015 – January 17, 2016

Alder Stage

One of the most triumphant stories of the human spirit ever told, the soul-stirring The Miracle Worker evokes hope and inspiration for the entire family. With dignity, perseverance and respect in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, a child, a teacher and a family learn to communicate. A play based on the lives of Helen Keller, who became DeafBlind as an infant, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who enabled her to become one of the most influential women of the 20th Century.

  • 1960 Tony Winner for Best Play
  • 1962 Academy Award-winning classic film
  • Uplifting Family Classic

RUN TIME: 2 hours & 10 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

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Cast

Val Landrum +^

Annie Sullivan

Agatha Olson

Helen

Amy Newman +^

Kate

Don Alder +

Keller

Michael Mendelson +^

A Doctor/Anagnos

Susannah Mars +^

Aunt Ev

Saorsa Seid

Percy

Joshua Weinstein +^

James

Josie Seid

Viney

Harper Lea

Boy Voice/Jimmy

Perkins Girls

Additional Ensemble Members

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Director

Dámaso Rodriguez *

Playwright

William Gibson

Production

Scenic Designer: Tim Stapleton

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser ^

Costume Designer: Bobby Brewer-Wallin

Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega ^

Properties Master: Will Bailey

Dialect Coach: Mary McDonald-Lewis ^

Fight Choreographer: Jonathan Cole

Stage Manager: Jamie Lynn Simons +

Production Stage Manager: Michelle Jazuk +

Assistant Stage Manager: Karen Hill

Board Operator: Ben Serreau-Raskin

Production Assistant: Grace Owens

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Press

“…it is ideal for this time of year: it's the story of human beings persisting in love, of never giving up on each other. This is a deeply affecting show. Agatha Olson is positively stunning…(her) performance is utterly impressive and compelling, conveying the intellect and curiosity that convinced Sullivan to keep pushing.” - EDGE MEDIA NETWORK

“A victory of the human spirit and a tale of redemption — a true one — unfold here, and give us something bright and warm to take home for the holidays. It's a time of the year for miracles, and this heartwarming work makes us feel that they just may be possible.” - The Oregonian

“…it will leave you with a profound feeling of the power of language and of the resilience of the human spirit.” - BroadwayWorld.com

“Artists Repertory Theater is producing a real-life miracle ... Tears flowed like water.” - Artswatch

“The veteran cast riffs on Gibson's minimal dialogue, adding brawls and well-timed comedy for a surprisingly gripping ride.” - Willamette Week

“THE MIRACLE WORKER isn't a Christmas story, but it will leave you with all of the warm and fuzzy feelings you want from a holiday show. Surprisingly, it also has a good dose of humor.” - BroadwayWorld.com

“…this production sweeps us along we're in its grip until the end.” - The Oregonian

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Special Events

December 1
7:30pm Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents the Oregon Trail Band (Morrison)
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December 11
6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

December 13
Post-show discussion after 2pm matinee

December 16
7:30pm Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents BelloVoci (at Portland Piano)
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December 17
7:30pm Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents BelloVoci (at Portland Piano)
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December 18
7:30pm Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents BelloVoci (at Portland Piano)
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December 19
6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

7:30pm Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents BelloVoci (at Portland Piano)
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December 20
2pm Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents BelloVoci (at Portland Piano)
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6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

December 18
6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

10pm Late Night Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard

December 19
6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

10pm Late Night Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard

December 20
Post-show discussion after 2pm matinee

December 23
Post-show discussion after 11am matinee

December 26
Surprise Night Saturday

6:30 Pre-show Happy Hour

December 27
Post-show discussion after 2pm matinee

7:30pm Open Captioned performance

January 1
6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

January 2
2pm  ASL Interpreted performance

6:30pm Pre-show Happy Hour

January 3
Post-show discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2pm matinee

Resources

The Miracle Worker Study Guide - for teachers, students and interested audience members - HERE.

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