The Miracle Worker 1992 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by William Gibson

annie sullivan and helen keller at the water pump


One of the most warmly admired plays of the modern stage is this inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Principally concerned with the emotional relationship between the lonely teacher and her blind charge, the play focuses on Annie’s realization that Helen has a mind waiting to be rescued from dark, tortured silence.

The Cast

A Doctor – Anders Runestead
Kate – Daniela Arteaga
Keller – David R. Zubradt
Helen – J. Paige Boland
Martha – Jennifer Blum
Percy – Ryan Beeman
Aunt Ev – Cara Peterson
James – Bill Sather
Anagnos – Mark Sutch
Annie Sullivan – Jennifer Vierck
Viney – Dyanna Quillin
Blind Girls – Elizabeth G. Howard, Katie Finn, Maya Hayslett, Brea Peterson
Servants – Anders Runestad, Pilar Pedraza-Bailey
Jimmie’s Voice – Devin Walker
Voices – Anthony C. Forsmark, Motoko L. Maegawa, Doris Nash

Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager – Motoko Maegawa
Costume Designer – Joe Kowalski
Director – Jane Cox
Lighting Designer – Peggy Sannerud
Scenic Designer – Fritz Szabo
Stage Manager – Anthony Forsmark

Read about it in the Iowa State Daily and Ames Tribune.