"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." (Helen Keller)This is one of many quotes from the play The Miracle Worker, which was performed at Highlands Ranch High School on January 21, 2005.
The play was a tragic story of a young girl growing up deaf and blind.It took place during the nineteenth century.The play story revolved around Helen Keller, the young girl, and the difficulties of learning without sight or sound.
The production of The Miracle Worker seemed on average a pleasing experience for the audience.All lines by the cast were well memorized and hardly any mistakes were noticeable.Sound and music could not have been more appropriate.The only thing that seemed lacking was lighting and the over exaggeration of a particular character.This character talked as if she were a woman of little intelligence and disrupted the realization.
All actors were taught very well on sign language and brought a certain recognition to the well know play.The actors reacted to each other very appropriately.In one scene an actress said her lines in the wrong order and the other actors played it off as if it was supposed to be this way.
"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." (Helen Keller) The theme of this play was through darkness and
silence learning is an adventure.Where darkness and silence are, happiness always prevails.