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Oct. 15-18, 21-25: ‘The Miracle Worker’

Classic play about relationship between Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller includes matinee and evening performances.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 10-11-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The 2015-16 Minnesota State University, Mankato Theatre and Dance season will continue with the beloved classic play “The Miracle Worker.”

“The Miracle Worker” dramatizes the volatile relationship between lonely teacher Annie Sullivan and her violent, spoiled charge, Helen Keller, who was stricken blind and deaf at a young age. Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

During the 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 18, the department will be offering audio description services to audience members with visual impairments. Meridith Tietz, a teacher of the blind for South Central Service Cooperative, will be describing the interaction on stage and other details through FM transmitters and ear pieces worn by visually impaired audience members.

“The Miracle Worker” will run 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-7 and 21-24; and 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 24 and 25 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tickets are $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students. Discounted tickets for $14 will also be available to those with visual impairments who attend the 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 18.

Those with visual impairments who are interested in reserving audio description equipment should call the box office at 507-389-6663.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.  

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