Local actors bring 'The Miracle Worker' to life


Photo: A handful of actors rehearse a scene in ‘The Miracle Worker’ before the big night – submitted.

By Christine Rumleskie

More than 25 cast and crew members are preparing for Wednesday’s grand opening of Stage North’s production of ‘The Miracle Worker’.

The play is set in the 1880’s, which Director Dave Eaton says posed some unique challenges. But, after rehearsing since the summer of 2009, he says the cast and crew are ready.

Eaton says the 11 year-old Kay-Leesa Fehr, who plays Helen Keller, adds a unique presence to the play.

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The production is about a woman, named Annie Sullivan, helping the blind and deaf Helen Keller overcome her communication obstacles.

And although the story line is uncommon, Eaton says its message is universal.

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So, Eaton says he hopes everyone in Fort St. John gets a chance to watch the play at least once. The production runs February 3rd to 6th, at 7:00 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre. There’s also a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each for adults, $17 for seniors and students, and $14 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the NPCC, or online at www.npcc.bc.ca.