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THE MIRACLE WORKER

by William Gibson
directed by Patrick Coyle
September 14th  – October 14th

PRESS:

"Catie Bair’s Helen was stunning...easily carrying the momentum of every scene with deeply mature intelligence and grace…[Kiara Jackson’s] depiction of Annie’s stubbornness was relatable and endearing, and her blunt delivery of one-liners was spot on and hilarious.Together, these two actresses worked as a seamless unit.” – Minnesota Playlist

“Yellow Tree's beautiful staging in their intimate space is moving and immediate…This is a really wonderful cast.” – Cherry & Spoon

“Outstanding.” – Twin Cities Arts Reader

“A mighty production…Peter Morrow’s sound design, Josephine Everett’s props, and Samantha Fromm Haddow’s costumes artfully enhance the action…Jackson, Lewis, and Froiland find electrical moments…Melinda Kordich gives a warm and graceful performance…Director Patrick Coyle has guided the entire cast into beautifully shaped historical characters of the post-Reconstruction South…[Catie Bair] enthralls in an excitingly unpredictable performance. You don’t know what she’ll do next.”
– John Townsend, Lavender Magazine

Synopsis

Based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story that will make you believe in miracles!

Cast List:
Kiara Jackson, Annie Sullivan
Catie Bair, Helen Keller
*Casey E. Lewis, Keller
*Jane Froiland, Kate
Melinda Kordich, Aunt Ev
Lukas Levin, James
Matt Wall, Doctor/Anagnos
Aaron Goehle, Percy

Production Team:
Patrick Coyle, Director
Brianna Regan, Stage Manager
Courtney Schmitz, Lighting Designer
Arina Slobodianik, Scenic Designer
Samantha Fromm Haddow, Costume Designer
Peter Morrow, Sound Designer
Matt Gilbertson, Tech Director
Corey Mills, Fight Choreography

* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.