Salem High School senior Katie Marie Hester shares the following information about the upcoming play at the school:
Salem High School presents “The Miracle Worker,” a play about Helen Keller and the trials she and Annie Sullivan went through to help Helen understand words and their connection to the world. Salem High School performs “The Miracle Worker” on Feb. 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets will cost $8 and children’s tickets cost $5. This moving production enlightens the audience to this historical event where a deaf and blind girl finally understands what words mean.
Helen Keller is one of the most successful women in history considering the trials she went through to understand the world and then what she did to help other people with disabilities. She became a strong advocate for raising money, awareness and support for the blind and less fortunate. She dedicated her life to helping others, and despite the adversity of her disabilities, she achieved so much in her life time including making trips around the world to inspire and encourage people to be all they can be. Helen Keller stands as a powerful example of how determination, hard work and imagination can allow an individual to overcome difficult conditions with determination and persistence. She was a world renowned author who was respected and determined to make the world a better place for others.
Come see how Helen Keller started her life with “The Miracle Worker,” based on true facts from Helen Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life.” With Kelly Mangum and Katherine Nelson starring as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, Salem High School shows Helen Keller’s powerful transformation from a young girl unable to communicate with the world around her and unknowing of the havoc she creates within her family’s life to a young girl enlightened to what words mean with the ability to communicate with her family with the understanding of what is right and wrong. Mangum and Nelson are part of Rachel Sailer’s IB2 drama class, with Savannah Stevens as Mrs. Keller, Sam Valentine as Mr. Keller and Dylan Wade as Helen Keller’s brother, Jimmie.
Join us on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Salem High School where tickets are sold at the door. Snacks will be sold at intermission, and the night promises a remarkable story performed by an amazing cast with Mangum as Helen Keller; Nelson as Annie Sullivan; Nicki Kelly as the student director; Stevens as Kate Keller; Valentine as Mr. Keller; Wade as James Keller; Alex Moushegian as Aunt Ev; Katey Ransome as Viney; Nikki Phelps as Martha; Stephonie Hickman as Sallie; Lenny Enkbold as Anagnos; Corey Thompson as the Doctor; Mayme Todd, Amy Kuhlmeier, Alexis Hartman, Kayleigh Kachmar and Maghan Anderson as Blind Girls; Anne Elise Jenkins as Young Annie; Ben Kennedy as Jimmie; Aishah Brown, Kennedy Haga and Ali Lintner as Old Crones and Ryan Nolen as the Doctor in flashbacks. Katie Marie Hester does an amazing job on the lights and Robert Mischianti does a fabulous job on sound. Macenzie Edwards is in charge backstage.
–Written by Katie Marie Hester