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Spring 2015 Community Theatre Production:
The Miracle Worker

The story of Helen Keller

Ticket Information

To purchase tickets, email Becky Stertzbach; open seating tickets may be purchased at Will Call.

Questions? Call 480-245-7969.

Play Only Tickets

(performance begins at 7:30 p.m.)

  • $12 - Play Only
    (available for Friday and Saturday)

Dinner Theatre Tickets

(includes dinner at 6:30 p.m.)

  • $14 – Standard Seating - White Table
  • $20 – Premium Seating - Blue Table
  • $27 – Elite Seating - Gold Table
  • $42 – VIP Seating - Purple Table (includes personalized wait-service, real tableware, and candlelight; perfect for a romantic date or enjoyable double-date)

Click here to view a seating chart: Friday - SOLD OUT | Saturday

Through the combined efforts of Tri-City Baptist Church, International Baptist College and Seminary, Tri-City Christian Academy, and the Chandler School of Fine Arts, International Baptist College and Seminary is pleased to announce our fourth annual ministry-wide community theatre production. This means that all of our ministry entities are combining to produce an evening of entertainment that is community friendly--an opportunity to invite friends and family into our building to see a fun show.

Though the task seems daunting, we are confident that the Lord has called us to this endeavor. Our goal is to put forward a performance that will:

  1. Provide family-friendly entertainment;
  2. Create opportunities for mentoring and learning the techniques and skills of drama;
  3. Demonstrate a Biblical model of theatre arts for the Christian;
  4. Make our building accessible and inviting to the community-at-large to assist our church family in building relationships with folks who need Christ.

This does not mean that all of our productions will be sacred in nature. Frankly, most will not. Because one of our goals is to attract the community, many of our productions will have broad appeal and community "recognize-ability."

Performance Dates (Expand/collapse)

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (play only)
  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
    Performance at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015
    Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
    Performance at 7:30 p.m.

Setting and Story (Expand/collapse)

1880s, in and around the Keller homestead in Tuscumbia, Alabama

An illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and consequently mute. Pitied and badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline and grows into a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child in control of the household. Desperate, the Kellers hire Anne Sullivan to serve as governess and teacher for their daughter. After several fierce battles with Helen, Anne convinces the Kellers that she needs two weeks alone with Helen in order to achieve any progress in the girl's education. In that time, Anne teaches Helen discipline through persistence and consistency. The family is satisfied. But Anne is not. She knows that if she can teach Helen language through hand signals, Helen's life will be forever changed.

Anne: "Obedience without understanding is a blindness, too. She has to learn that everything has its name! That words can be her eyes. What is she without words? With them she can think, have ideas, be reached. There’s not a thought or fact in the world that can’t be hers!"

Cast (Expand/collapse)

  • Doctor: Mike Good
  • Captain Keller: Eric Paine
  • Kate Keller: Rebecca Stertzbach
  • Helen Keller: Layla Fahrbach
  • James Keller: Stephen Ramsey
  • Aunt Ev: Sandy Perrin
  • Mr. Anagnos: Eric Alexander
  • Annie Sullivan: Lauren Sullivan
  • Martha: Kayla Hathaway
  • Blind girls: Those who indicated interest in playing students at the Perkins Institute for the Blind ("blind girls") will be contacted shortly to confirm interest and schedule rehearsal dates and times.

Past Community Theatre Productions

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