The Tabard Theatre Company presents William Gibson's Tony-award winning play The Miracle Worker
Who: The Tabard Theatre Company presents
What: The Tony-award winning play The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson, based on Helen Keller's autobiography The Story of My Life.
When: Friday, February 16 through Sunday, March 11, 2018 (See schedule below)
Where: Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA 95110 (Parking is validated for most performances at the San Pedro Garage directly across the street)
Why: This American classic provides us the opportunity to follow the impassioned journey of two remarkable women, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, as they explore and embrace the choices before them. For 20-year-old Annie Sullivan it was to take or reject the assignment to tutor a blind, deaf, spoiled, and wild child. For Helen Keller the choice was to stay in her dark and silent world or embrace the opportunity to break open the world she knew. Annie Sullivan embarked on a journey that would change the life of her charge, Helen Keller, who would, in turn, change the lives of others for generations. This is their story.
The Miracle Worker reveals the power of commitment and strength when the choice is made to reach beyond the understandable and tangible.
Box Office: 408.679.2330 or www.tabardtheatre.org/tickets
Tickets: $30 - $44
Cabaret Seating: $42 - $44
Tiered Seating: $30 - $32 (Discounts available for seniors and full-time students)
Friday, Feb. 16 @ 8:00pm (Opening Performance)
Saturday, Feb. 17 (1:30pm to 2:00pm. Free hands-on presentation for visually impaired patrons. Everyone is welcome.)
Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 3:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 18 @ 2:00pm
Friday, Feb. 23 @ 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 25 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, March 1 @ 8pm
Friday, March 2 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 3 @ 3:00pm
Sunday, March 4 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, March 8 @ 8pm
Friday, March 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 10 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, March 11 @ 2:00pm (Closing Performance)
Photo: Samantha Goes as Helen Keller and Katie O'Bryon Champlin as Annie Sullivan in The Tabard Theatre Company's production of The Miracle Worker. Photography: Edmond Kwong/ImageWurx; Stephanie Whigham.
Director: Leslie Lloyd.
Cast: Samantha Goes (Helen), Katie O'Bryon Champlin (Annie), Heather Skelley (Mrs. Keller), Jerry Lloyd (Capt. Keller), Kevin Kirby, Christian Hosler, Rebecca Brownson, Gwendolyn Wagner, Chloe Allen, Ruby Solomon
Born with sight and hearing in 1880 Alabama, Helen Keller became blind and deaf in early childhood and went on to become the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, becoming an accomplished author, political activist, and lecturer. This is also the story of Annie Sullivan, "the miracle worker," who brought young Helen out of her dark silence into a world of her own through her own dedication, tenacity, and resilience.
This American classic provides us the opportunity to follow the impassioned journey of these two remarkable women as they explore and embrace the choices before them. For 20-year-old Annie Sullivan it was to take or reject the assignment to tutor a blind, deaf, spoiled, and wild child. For Helen Keller the choice was to stay in her dark and silent world or embrace the opportunity to break open the world she knew.
The Miracle Worker reveals the power of commitment and strength when the choice is made to reach beyond the understandable and tangible. Annie Sullivan embarked on a journey that would change the life of her charge, Helen Keller, who would, in turn, change the lives of others for generations. This is their story.
Many of us know the ending to this inspiring story, but it’s watching the story unfold that will leave us all deeply encouraged and emboldened to embrace the choices life presents us. The New York Times called The Miracle Worker "profoundly moving."
Theatre on San Pedro Square (The Destination for Arts Discovery) is located in the heart of historic San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose amid a bustling restaurant district. This intimate and unique venue brings a touch of Manhattan to the South Bay with its rustic yet edgy feel. Old brick walls, plush leather seats, antique wood plank floors, sweeping red velvet drapes and a 35-foot mahogany bar create a casual cabaret atmosphere. The full bar also offers a variety of food choices that may be enjoyed while watching the show.
For every production, Tabard designates a local non-profit, that is in some way related to the theme of the show, to receive a portion of its concession proceeds. The designated non-profit for The Miracle Worker is Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Tabard’s mission is to provide live entertainment experiences that are enlightening, appropriate and affordable for audiences of all ages. We champion new works, innovative interpretations, and unique plays rarely staged. Tabard is an inclusive environment where the community can participate in every aspect of the plays, musicals, educational programs and music concerts we produce. With altruistic attention to the underserved, Tabard reaches out to communities such as the visually impaired and children in low-income areas, and donates a portion of each production's concessions proceeds to a designated local charity.
The Tabard Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) California Corporation.