The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson

Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

December 8, 2015 – January 17, 2016

Alder Stage

One of the most triumphant stories of the human spirit ever told, the soul-stirring The Miracle Worker evokes hope and inspiration for the entire family. With dignity, perseverance and respect in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, a child, a teacher and a family learn to communicate. A play based on the lives of Helen Keller, who became DeafBlind as an infant, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who enabled her to become one of the most influential women of the 20th Century.

  • 1960 Tony Winner for Best Play
  • 1962 Academy Award-winning classic film
  • Uplifting Family Classic

RUN TIME: 2 hours & 10 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

Cast and Production Team


Val Landrum +^

Annie Sullivan

Amy Newman +^


Don Alder +


Michael Mendelson +*^

A Doctor/Anagnos

Susannah Mars +^

Aunt Ev

Saorsa Seid


Josie Seid ±


Harper Lea

Boy Voice/Jimmy

Perkins Girls

Additional Ensemble Members


Dámaso Rodríguez *


William Gibson



Scenic Designer: Tim Stapleton

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis #

Costume Designer: Bobby Brewer-Wallin ^

Composer & Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega #^

Wardrobe: Will Bailey

Fight Choreographer : Jonathan Cole *^

Stage Manager: Jamie Lynne Simons +

Assistant Stage Manager: Karen M. Hill +

Board Operator: Ben Serreau-Raskin

Production Assistant: Grace Owens

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media




“…it is ideal for this time of year: it's the story of human beings persisting in love, of never giving up on each other. This is a deeply affecting show. Agatha Olson is positively stunning…(her) performance is utterly impressive and compelling, conveying the intellect and curiosity that convinced Sullivan to keep pushing.” - EDGE MEDIA NETWORK

“A victory of the human spirit and a tale of redemption — a true one — unfold here, and give us something bright and warm to take home for the holidays. It's a time of the year for miracles, and this heartwarming work makes us feel that they just may be possible.” - The Oregonian

“…it will leave you with a profound feeling of the power of language and of the resilience of the human spirit.” -

“Artists Repertory Theater is producing a real-life miracle ... Tears flowed like water.” - Artswatch

“The veteran cast riffs on Gibson's minimal dialogue, adding brawls and well-timed comedy for a surprisingly gripping ride.” - Willamette Week

“THE MIRACLE WORKER isn't a Christmas story, but it will leave you with all of the warm and fuzzy feelings you want from a holiday show. Surprisingly, it also has a good dose of humor.” -

“…this production sweeps us along we're in its grip until the end.” - The Oregonian


The Miracle Worker Study Guide - for teachers, students and interested audience members - HERE.