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"Miracle Worker" production is looking for people 14-75 auditions Jan 9
Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7/Wikipedia photo Ann Sullvan and Helen Keller
allery 7 Theatre will be holding general auditions for its spring production of The Miracle Worker by William Gibson on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s administration and rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford. The audition is open to all community performers ages 14 – 75.
The story of The Miracle Worker is as follows: Deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller lives out a dark and silent existence that expresses itself only through violent and spoiled behaviour. As a last resort, her family hires a young teacher, Anne Sullivan, to help. Discovering a mind and spirit waiting to be released, Anne sets forth against all odds to help Helen break through her physical barriers and become the powerful person she truly is. A Tony Award-winning drama, the play explores love, grace and mercy in the midst of searching for a much-needed miracle.
“Audiences are in for a gripping and inspiring theatre experience that invites us to see the best in others” says Executive/Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “The show will also offer community performers of all experience levels a range of intriguing and challenging roles, resulting in a fulfilling and energizing theatre-making experience.”
The Miracle Worker will be directed Jessica Garden. An artist, administrator and passionate social justice advocate, Jessica studied theatre and literature at Trinity Western University and worked for many years in property management. As a director, she assisted on Dark Glass Theatre's production of disPLACE and directed the world premiere of Throne
at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.
The Miracle Worker will run April 6 & 7, 11 - 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM with matinees on April 7 & 14 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence the week of February 5th.
To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at www.gallery7theatre.com. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the auditions.