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Taylor Theatre Presentation of The Miracle Worker Honors Hubbard’s Memory

Published: Apr 29, 2014

Ollie Hubbard

The Taylor University Theatre will present The Miracle Worker, written by playwright William Gibson and directed by Tracy Manning on May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 in the Mitchell Theatre on the Taylor campus.

The Miracle Worker tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student Helen Keller, a youth who was left blind, deaf and mute following a childhood illness. The play dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

On May 3 Taylor Theatre will honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Oliver Hubbard, Taylor’s late theatre director who died in 2004. The Miracle Worker was the last show he directed. There will be a worship service at 4:00 p.m., in the Great Room of the Muselman House, followed by a dinner at 6:00, and the play at 8:00.

Show times:

May 2, 3, 9, 10 - 8:00 pm

May 4, 11 - 2:00 pm

$12, adults; $10, students  

The Miracle Worker was the last show Oliver Hubbard directed. He passed away in June of 2004.

This production is dedicated to his memory.