MTHS Drama Department to present ‘The Miracle Worker’ Thursday-Saturday

Rehearsing a scene from "The Miracle Worker" are Emily Davidson (left front), Amanda Petrowski (left back), Jessie Crozier (middle) and Everett Amundson (right).

Rehearsing a scene from “The Miracle Worker” are Emily Davidson (left front), Amanda Petrowski (left back), Jessie Crozier (middle) and Everett Amundson (right).

The story of Helen Keller will be dramatized in the Mountlake Terrace High School Drama Department’s presentation of “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson this Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23. Shows are at 7 p.m. each evening in the MTHS Theater; tickets are $5 and will available at the door. The school theater is located just inside the front doors of Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801-44th Ave. W.

The drama is based on the true story of Helen Keller –blind, deaf and mute from birth– her family, and her teacher Anne Sullivan, whose persistence helped to teach the young Alabama girl how to communicate and strive throughout her life.

The school’s drama department hopes to qualify this production of “The Miracle Worker” for a national high school drama competition to take place next summer. The Saturday night performance will be critiqued for competition consideration, said MTHS Drama Department faculty advisor Jeannie Bjzovic.

The play will also be presented to select elementary-aged students from around the Edmonds School District in a private performance on Thursday afternoon.

– Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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