by William Gibson
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last. Based on a remarkable true story, The Miracle Worker is an inspiring and unforgettable tale that continues to move audiences to become an American classic.
|"Annie & Helen"||"The Kellers"|
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
In The Heights is an award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, New York: a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Blending a book steeped in broadway tradition with a Tony award winning score infused with salsa, rap and hip hop, In The Heights takes on its authentic and exhilarating journey to rediscover family, community and what it means to be home.