The Miracle Worker
Uplifting Family Classic

The Miracle Worker

December 8 - January 18, 2016
Alder Stage

By William Gibson
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

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

Alder Stage

1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205


“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.”

Holly Johnson, The Oregonian

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

Broadway World

“…this production sweeps us along we’re in its grip until the end.”

Mark Mohan, The Oregonian

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

Christa Morletti McIntyre, Oregon Artswatch


Val Landrum
Annie Sullivan
Don Alder
Michael Mendelson
A Doctor / Anagnos
Susannah Mars
Aunt Ev
Josie Seid
Harper Lea
Boy Voice / Jimmy


Production Team

Tim Stapleton
Scenic Designer
Kristeen Willis
Lighting Designer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Costume Designer
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer / Sound Designer
Will Bailey
Jonathan Cole
Fight Choreographer
Jamie Lynne Simons
Stage Manager
Karen M. Hill
Assistant Stage Manager
Ben Serreau-Raskin
Board Operator
Grace Owens
Production Assistant