‘The Miracle Worker’ concludes this weekend

TOUGH LESSON — Teacher Anne Sullivan (Christina Fait) holds Helen Keller (Meredith Harper) physically and emotionally accountable for her ill-mannered actions at the breakfast table in FTC’s production of “Miracle Worker” on stage with weekend performances through Oct. 27.

For those who either have yet to see the Fredericksburg Theater Company production of “The Miracle Worker” or who want to see it again will have one more weekend to do so.

The play will be performed at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater on U.S. Highway 87 South on Oct. 25-27.

The Friday and Saturday performances will be 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee will be at 2 p.m.

In the FTC’s production of  “The Miracle Worker,” Christina Fait plays Anne Sullivan while Meredith Harper plays Helen Keller.

The Keller family hires Sullivan to teach their daughter, blind and deaf and unable to talk following a childhood illness, how to communicate.

Sullivan’s efforts finally result in success when she teaches Keller how to use sign language to spell “water.” From there, Keller understands and begins learning about the world about her.

“Annie is someone that I aspire to be like,” said Fait. “She was an overcomer. Despite the horrors of her childhood, Annie strived to live beyond her past, and when faced with the challenge of teaching Helen, I believe she took it as a second chance, a chance to show this other soul a better life than the one she’d known.”

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