"The Miracle Worker."

You can see and hear the actors of the Mobile "Playhouse in the Park" from April 5-14.  Watch them bring the deaf and blind child into contact with the world. Watch them teach her to talk, comprehend, write and read Braille.

Almost everyone has read the story of Helen Keller. Seeing it reenacted brings an entirely different level of understanding to what Helen Keller, her family and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, did. 

There’s an old saying, “You would have to have been there.” Watching the Mobile Playhouse in the Park will be the closest you will ever come to being present in Tuscumbia when the blind and deaf child first broke through a shell and communicated.

Tickets, dates and showtimes can be found here.

Information on the venue can be found here.

The Lions Club will have a donation box in the playhouse lobby for donations of used eyeglasses.  Lions Club has been a leader in promoting sight.

The performance is supported by a grant from the Alabama State Council of the Arts.

"She is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open."

Jim ‘Zig’ Zeigler writes about Alabama’s people, places, events, groups and prominent deaths.  He is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at ZeiglerElderCare@yahoo.com.

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