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    The Miracle Worker
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    A teacher helps her deaf and blind student, Helen Keller, come out of the silent shadows where her mind and spirit reside in The Miracle Worker, which Shelby County Community Theatre and Hardin County Playhouse will present this weekend.

    The Miracle Worker explores the relationship between teacher Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, her student. When Sullivan first meets Keller, Keller was essentially isolated from the rest of the world due to her situation. However, through the relationship with Sullivan, who was virtually blind herself, Keller is able to get out of the shadows and, ultimately, become a major influence on the world. Helping Keller with communication was not without its challenges, however.

    Hardin County Playhouse opened the play last weekend and will continue its run of The Miracle Worker this weekend. Performances will take place Apr. 16-18 at 7 p.m. each night. A matinee will happen on Apr. 19 at 3 p.m. These performances will go on in the Plum Alley Theater, located inside the State Theater complex at 209 West Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown, KY.

    Tickets for most of the Hardin County Playhouse shows are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors 55 and over, students, and military members and their dependents. The Apr. 16 performance is a "pay-what-you-can" performance with a minimum of $10 per person. All tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling 270-351-0577, or online at the Hardin County Playhouse website.

    Meanwhile, Shelby County Community Theatre will have its performances go on Apr. 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Matinees are to happen Apr. 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. These shows will occur at Shelby County Community Theatre, located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville, KY.

    Tickets for the Shelby County Community Theatre shows are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over, and $10 for students. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 502-633-0242. 

    William Gibson created The Miracle Worker, which is based on Keller's autobiography.

    More information on the play can be found at the Shelby County Community Theatre and Hardin County Playhouse websites.

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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