Perkins School for the Blind
This collection includes programs and clippings from various productions of The Miracle Worker, Monday After the Miracle, Helen and Annie, and other theatrical performances related to Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.
Susanna Coit, 2018
Many plays have been written about Helen Keller’s story. Among the best known are The Miracle Worker and Monday After the Miracle.
William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker was first produced on Broadway in 1959 and was released as a movie in 1962. The play tells the story of Helen Keller’s childhood education, guided by Anne Sullivan. A made-for-television version of the play was aired in 1979 and 2000. In addition to these well-known performances, there have been many others at smaller theatres around the world.
Monday After the Miracle, also by Gibson was released in 1982 as a follow up of Keller’s story. While not as popular or well-known as The Miracle Worker, there have been many productions including one at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in New York City.
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This collection includes programs and newspaper clippings from various productions of The Miracle Worker, Monday After the Miracle, and other theatrical presentations of the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. The performances were produced by both smaller local theaters as well as larger productions at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York City. Programs include a selection of both national and international performances. Clippings represent reviews of performances as well as publicity for a televised showing of The Miracle Worker in 1979.
B1:F1 = Box 1: Folder 1
TMW = The Miracle Worker
MAW = Monday After the Miracle
Series 1: The Miracle Worker
Series 2: Monday After the Miracle
Series 3: Other Productions
This collection is arranged in three series by production. The contents of each series is arranged chronologically when possible.
Series 1 The Miracle Worker:
B1:F1: TMW: Theatre Arts, 1960
B1:F2: TMW: Merrimack Regional Theatre, Lowell (MA), 1981
B1:F3: TMW: Theatre New Brunswick, Canada, 1981
B1:F4: TMW: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia (AL), 1984, 1993
B1:F5: TMW: C.A.S.C.E.J., Spain, 1984
B1:F6: TMW: Phoenix Little Theatre, Phoenix (AZ), 1987
B1:F7: TMW: Apex High School, Cary (NC), 1992
B1:F8: TMW: The Grand Theatre, London (ON, Canada), 1994
B1:F9: TMW: Salem STate Theatre, Salem (MA), 1994
B1:F10: TMW: Wyndams Theatre, London, 1994
B1:F11: TMW: Theatre Studio Theatre, undated
B1:F12: TMW: Clippings, 1979, 1981
B1:F13: Early script (“The Deliverers”), undated
Series 2 Monday After the Miracle:
B1:F14: MAW: Eugene O’Neill Theatre, New York (NY), 1982
B1:F15: MAW: Timber Lake Playhouse, Illinois, 1985
B1:F16: MAW: The Lincoln Community Playhouse, Nebraska, 1985
B1:F17: MAW: RWC Coffeehouse Theatre, undated
B1:F18: MAW: Parish Players, Vermont, undated
B1:F19: MAW: Clippings, 1985
Series 3 Other Productions:
B1:F20: Royal National Institute for the Blind: Anna’s story, 1990
B1:F21: Photo, Christmas tree and statue, undated
B1:F22: Helen: Polka Theatre for Children, London, 1990
B1:F23: Magazines: Helen Keller Festival, 1980, 1993
Perkins School for the Blind.
Perkins School for the Blind--History.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936.
The Miracle Worker.
Monday After the Miracle.