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"The Miracle Worker" on Stage

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"The Miracle Worker" on Stage

Cedarville University’s presentation of “The Miracle Worker” opens October 1 at 8 p.m. Graphic credit: Tim Phipps/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, Ohio

September 22, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—“When we do the best we can,” said Helen Keller, “we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.”

In October, Cedarville University is presenting “The Miracle Worker,” the story of how Keller, blind and deaf from infancy, prevails against overwhelming obstacles with the help of her teacher Annie Sullivan. Through numerous trials and failures, Helen learns the value of perseverance and sees first-hand that miracles really can happen.

“This play is a journey from darkness to light on many levels, and not just for Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, but also for the cast and audience,” says Donald N.C. Jones, director of the play and designer and technical director for Cedarville’s theatre program. “The play, which may be perceived as an historical drama, also authenticates our own individual journeys.”

Senior Laura Anfang, who plays Keller, echoes Jones’ views. “This play is a touching story of strength and hope. It puts human struggles into such a poignant perspective and truly highlights the potential of those who are faced with exceptional difficulties.”

“The Miracle Worker” opens October 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. For more information, call 1-866-612-0014 or visit

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University website at

More Information

Dates and Times: Evening shows – 8 p.m. (October 1–3 and 8–10); Matinees – 2 p.m. (October 3 and 10)
Location: DeVries Theatre in the Stevens Student Center
Address: Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, Ohio
Cost: Adults $12; Students $8
Learn More: 1-866-612-0014;