The Miracle Worker

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water”.


Doctor – Ed Klessig

Kate Keller – Sharon Arndt

Captain Keller – William Holbrook

Martha – Diane Sturdivant

Percy – Brian Brooks

Viney – Deborah Johnson

Helen Keller – Jodine Hoegger

James Keller – Steven Doelder

Aunt Ev – Marian Panke

Anne Sullivan – Audrey Lingle

Blind Children – Nancy DeReus, Nancy Klessig, Karen Scahill, Laura Scahill, Colleen Sokolowski, Lee Ann VonRautenkranz

The Voices – Mary Keen, Ed Klessig, Pat Stroh, Arliss Scramm, Karen Burkart


Production Staff

Director/ Designer: James Loeffler

Assistant to Director: Lin Hendee

Assistant to Designer: Curt Schumann, Pal Scahill

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Stage Manager: Lin Hendee

Rehearsal Secretary: Mariann Ritzer

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Don Moos

Sound Design: Carter Von Rautenkranz

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Betty Segor

Make-Up Design: Arliss Schramm

Co-Chairman: Rene Piraino

Master Carpenters: Walter Weimann, Chester Hurtienne

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Production Photographer: Paul Henning/ Infinite Eye Studio