Helen Keller is not only one of the most famous of Alabamians, she’s also one of the most inspiring. Despite being struck with blindness and deafness in early childhood, she became the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree then proceeded to become an author, educator, political activist and lecturer. Little wonder she ended up on Alabama’s state quarter in 2003.
It was the cycle of works entitled “The Miracle Worker” that brought Keller’s fame to later generations. First premiered as a Playhouse 90 TV play in 1957, the dramatization of the youngster’s struggles with teacher Anne Sullivan showed the possibilities available to all through diligence and the inherent value we share.
Playhouse in the Park (4851 Museum Drive) finishes its run of this classic work on March 8. The production is intended for those in fourth grade and older.
Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are available through reservation by calling 251-602-0630.