Crestview theatre troupe tackles 'The Miracle Worker' this weekend

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 05:03 PM.

"We've had a lot of people interested in the play," including some who, like Keller, face the challenges of speech and hearing impairment, Faust said.

In fact, the Saturday evening performance will include a sign language interpreter "so people can see how far we have come in our awareness from the days of Helen Keller being almost institutionalized," Faust said.

Director Nancy Black believes audiences will find many relevancies in the show.

"'The Miracle Worker' ... is a prolonged glance at one family and their trials and triumphs; really no different than you or I," she said.

Black considers herself fortunate to have found an exceptional pool of talent from which to cast the production.

"I have been involved with theater, both acting and directing, for over 30 years," she said. "This cast and crew are by far the best with which I have ever worked."

Sarah Hawkins as Annie Sullivan and Brooklyn Onuffer as Helen Keller hadn't previously worked together, which Black said has added extra realism to their characters' initial tumultuous relationship.



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