Ragged Edge Theatre to put on production ‘The Miracle Worker’

Published 10:51 am Friday, September 24, 2021

RAGGED EDGE THEATRE

News release

“If someone could be found with as much patience as zeal…” this quote from William Gibson’s classic play “The Miracle Worker” doesn’t just describe the character of Annie Sullivan, the teacher who managed to find a way into the mind of a young deaf and blind Helen Keller. It describes the cast and crew of Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production as well. The theater is located in Harrodsburg. The Miracle Worker was originally scheduled to run in April of 2020 and rehearsals were well underway, but COVID-19 restrictions and closures forced RECT to delay the production again and again. Folks wouldn’t give up though. The theater remained committed to presenting this American stage classic, and the cast continued to keep their schedules free and continued learning their lines. Once the green light was obtained, everyone jumped back into the production with a passion and energy that took even director Allan Barlow by surprise. “I was just amazed at how hard everyone had been working during quarantine. We were able to really hit the ground running because the cast came back so well prepared.”

The Miracle Worker is in part the story of Helen Keller, who overcame both blindness and deafness to become a world-renowned author and activist, but it is even more the story of Annie Sullivan, the young teacher who overcame a horrific, destitute childhood and broke open the prison in which loss of sight and hearing had placed young Helen at the age of 19 months.

One of the most inspirational plays ever written, “The Miracle Worker” stands as a testament to the strength of the human spirit. The show opens Friday Sept. 17 at Ragged Edge Community Theatre at 111 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 26. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets/reservations are available at www.raggededgetheatre.org or by calling 859-734 2389 and leaving a message. The box office opens one hour prior to the performance.

Helen Keller (Evianna Franceschi) meets Annie Sullivan ( Lyndsi Hersch) for the first time in Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker, playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available at raggededgetheatre.org or at the box office day of show.