Cranford Dramatic Club To Stage “The Miracle Worker”

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CRANFORD — The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) Community Theatre is will stage a production of The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, with performances on three weekends, Feb. 8, through Feb. 22, at 78 Winans Avenue, Cranford.

Immortalized on-stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and deaf Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge.

Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, and 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. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word.

With just weeks remaining until the opening curtain, the director and cast are hard at work rehearsing, putting the finishing touches on a play that promises to entertain and be another spectacular Cranford Dramatic Club production.

Performance calendar:

Fridays

  • Feb. 8 – 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 15 – 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 22 – 8 p.m.

Saturdays

  • Feb. 9 – 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 16 – 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 23 – 8 p.m.

Sunday

  • Feb. 17 – 2 p.m.

Crew

  • Melissa Webel – Director
  • Liz Howard – Producer
  • Leslie Riccie – Stage Manager
  • Mark Reilly – Lighting Designer

Cast

  • Aunt Ev – Susan Roberts
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  • Percy – David Tibbs
  • James Keller – William Cary
  • Captain Keller – Joel Redmount
  • Viney – Tiffany Wilson
  • Kate Keller – Lindsay Adkins
  • Doctor/Anagnos – David Ciampichini
  • Annie Sullivan – Corinne Chandler
  • Helen Keller – Annie Reynolds
  • Martha – Samy Cordero

The Miracle Worker  is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City.

Tickets to all performances are on sale now online at http://www.cdctheatre.org, or by stopping by the Box Office at 78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, during a performance.

The 2012-13 Season is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through grants administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. CDC Theatre is a non-profit, all volunteer, community theatre offering award-winning plays and musicals since 1919. One of the longest continuously producing theatre groups in New Jersey, it reaches out to all audiences, offering senior rates, family oriented theatre, and is handicap accessible.


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