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

Show Dates

April 8-9 & 15-16, 2016 at 8:00 PM
April 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

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

Cast List

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

Produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010