Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic.

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last.

Book by William Gibson

Produced by Diane Hess and Patti Kasper
Directed by Amy Spaulding-Heuring

A Doctor - Robert Ammon
Kate - Alexandra Rushing
Captain Keller - Patrick Boyer
Helen - Zoe Cross-Nelms
Martha - Caroline Mittendorf
Percy - Kody Kraymer
Aunt Ev - Amy Carpenter
James - Christopher Stack
Anagnos - Ron Davis
Annie Sullivan - Ashlee Kulczynski
Viney - Anne Cross

Perkins Institution for the Blind
Beatrice - Katie Jo Adams
Laura - Caroline Mittendorf
Alice - Raquel Shy

Boy's Voice (Jimmie)


Patrick Boyer
Man's Voice - Robert Ammon
Old Crone's Voices - Anne Cross
Ann Sommers
Lois Sommers
Doctor's Voice - Robert Ammon

Production Team
Stage Manager - Angela Cooney
Set Design - Corey Fussell
Stage Crew - Steve Carpenter
Donna Hall
Mike Hall
Jeff Smith
Costumers - Lois Sommers
Ann Sommers
Lighting Design - Kevin Harrington
Lighting - Kevin Harrington
Sound Design - Tim Yard
Sound - Keith Klewer
Tim Yard
Set Construction - Jeff Cooney
Corey Fussell
Mike Hall
Set Painting - Angela Cooney
Shelia Fussell
Donna Hall
Mike Hall
Amy Spaulding-Heuring
Set Decoration - Donna Hall
Props - Donna Hall
Mike Hall
Tickets - Brenda Holdren
House Manager - Patti Kasper
Concessions - Marcia Hayes
Program Editor - Tim Yard
Publicity - Nancy Ice
First Nighter Appreciation - Dianne Davis
Photographer - Tonia Halay

Show Dates
April 8, 9, 15, 16, 2016
Curtain Time 8:00 P.M.

April 10, 2016
Curtain Time 3:00 P.M.

Fassett Auditorium
3025 Starr Avenue
Oregon, OH 43616
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Produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010