Miracle Worker Costume Rentals
1882; 1886; 1887. The Keller homestead, Tuscumbia, Alabama; the Perkins Institution for the Blind, Boston, MA; the Tuscumbia depot.
story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, and adapted from William Gibson's 1957 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name
Tracy Notes About This Show
Our costumes for this show are machine washable. Because of the messy nature of the action at the dinner table, some garments will have to be washed for each performance.
Challengesa dog, lots of food at the dinner table which Helen throws at the others, and a working water pump outside the house.
The story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute 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, 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: "water".(Samuel French)