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The Miracle Worker at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

The Miracle Worker

The Remarkable True Story
By William Gibson

Directed by Marti Maraden
Set Design by Allan Wilbee
Costume Design by Jenine Kroeplin
Lighting Design by Kevin Fraser
 

April 24 to May 12

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her determined teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring Tony Award®-winning play has moved generations of theatregoers and become a world-renowned classic.

Young Helen Keller, who has been blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate. Frustrated, lonely, and violent, Helen is in danger of being sent to an institution. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them Annie Sullivan to tutor their volatile daughter. Annie soon realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark ... but will she be able to teach her troubled student to communicate and bring her into the world at last?

Journey from darkness to light as this powerful saga of perseverance comes to life on stage.


THEATRE ADDRESS
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9

AUDIENCE
Recommended for ages 12 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 25 minutes including one intermission.

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Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
Shannon Currie
Shannon Currie
Annie Sullivan
Thomas Duplessie
Thomas Duplessie
James Keller
Marcia Johnson
Marcia Johnson
Viney
Gabrielle Jones
Gabrielle Jones
Aunt Ev
Omar Alex Khan
Omar Alex Khan
Doctor
Clara Poppy Kushnir
Clara Kushnir
Helen Keller
Talia Lowell
Talia Lowell
Martha
Rob McClure
Rob McClure
Captain Keller
Gerry Mendicino
Gerry Mendicino
Anagnos
Jackie Mustakas
Jackie Mustakas
Kate Keller
Bryce Wynter
Bryce Wynter
Percy

Children's Chorus

Children's Chorus Red

Back Row: (L-R) Brooke Bauer, Abigail Schwartz, Hannah Findlay.
Front Row: (L-R) Isabelle Hiltz, Ella Hiemstra, Taylor Katumba.

April 24 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, April 26 at 7:30pm, April 27 at 7:30pm, May 2 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, May 4 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, May 7 at 2:00pm, May 8 at 2:00pm, May 10 at 7:30pm, May 11 at 7:30pm.

 

Children's Chorus Blue

Back Row (L-R) Nyla Lowell, Kianna Warkentin, Brook Rickert.
Front Row (L-R) Yesol Seo, Kyla Wallbank, Claire Frayne.

April 25 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, April 27 at 2:00pm, April 28 at 7:30pm, April 30 at 10:30am, May 1 at 2:00pm, May 3 at 7:30pm, May 5 at 2:00pm, May 8 at 7:30pm, May 9 at 2:00pm, May 11 at 2:00pm, May 12 at 2:00pm.


The Creative Team

Marti Maraden
Marti Maraden
Director
Allan Wilbee
Allan Wilbee
Set Designer
Jenine Kroeplin
Jenine Kroeplin
Costume Designer
Kevin Fraser
Kevin Fraser
Lighting Designer
Paul Pembleton
Paul Pembleton
Stage Manager
Charles Russell
Charles Russell
Assistant Stage Manager
Joe Bostick
Joe Bostick
Fight Director

Photos & News

Gabrielle Jones, Rob McClure, Marcia Johnson, Jackie Mustakas and Clara Kushnir in The Miracle Worker, 2019 Season, Drayton Entertainment. Director Marti Maraden, Set Designer Allan Wilbee, Costume Designer Jenine Kroeplin, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser, Fight Director Joe Bostick. Photographer: Liisa Steinwedel.
Photo credit: Gabrielle Jones, Rob McClure, Marcia Johnson, Jackie Mustakas and Clara Kushnir in The Miracle Worker, 2019 Season, Drayton Entertainment. Director Marti Maraden, Set Designer Allan Wilbee, Costume Designer Jenine Kroeplin, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser, Fight Director Joe Bostick. Photo supplied by Drayton Entertainment.
 
1.	Shannon Currie and Clara Kushnir in The Miracle Worker, 2019 Season, Drayton Entertainment. Director Marti Maraden, Set Designer, Allan Wilbee, Costume Designer Jenine Kroeplin, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser, Fight Director Joe Bostick. Photographer: Liisa Steinwedel.
Photo credit: Shannon Currie and Clara Kushnir in The Miracle Worker, 2019 Season, Drayton Entertainment. Director Marti Maraden, Set Designer, Allan Wilbee, Costume Designer Jenine Kroeplin, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser, Fight Director Joe Bostick. Photo supplied by Drayton Entertainment.

Audience Reviews
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! This was truly a wonderful experience as we were taken back to Helen Keller's early life. The actors all did a superb job. It challenged all emotions; laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next." - Fred C., TripAdvisor
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! We loved it...even some tears were shed. It was an amazing show! The cast and the acting were incredible. I would definitely recommend people to go and see it." - Leanne M., TripAdvisor
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! We talked about it all the way home! The cast was marvelous, particularly the portrayal of Helen and Annie. We were totally impressed with all facets of the production. It confirmed why Drayton Entertainment has become our first choice for live theatre." - LKP0406, TripAdvisor
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! Wow! This show was absolutely wonderful! The set design was simple, yet creative and cleverly used. The acting was extremely good but by far the star of the show was the young girl who played Helen and her teacher Annie." - 341davinab, TripAdvisor
Media Reviews
  • Waterloo Region Record: "Drayton’s new show is a triumph of emotion and good storytelling" Read the full review here.
Articles
  • CBC Kitchener-Waterloo: "Helen Keller play in St. Jacobs to have sign language interpreters for performance" Read the full article here.
News Releases
  • Signed Performance of The Miracle Worker on May 11 at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Read More.
  • Helen Keller’s Inspiring Story Comes to Life on Stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Read More.

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April 24 to May 12

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Please note: There will be a signed performance of The Miracle Worker on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be Rogue Benjamin and Chris Corsini. Designated seating has been reserved for best viewing of the stage and the ASL interpreters. Seats in the held section will not be available for purchase online. Patrons should call the Box Office at 519-747-7788 to buy seats in the designated section.

Before your purchase, please click here to read our complete Ticket Policy. Click "Buy" to purchase your seats. To reserve wheelchair accessible seats or to book a subscription, please call our box office at 1-855-372-9866.