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Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors

for Kids

Official Alabama Outdoor Drama

The Miracle Worker

 

photo of actors from the play _The Miracle Worker_

 

The Miracle Worker became the State Outdoor Drama in 1991. The Miracle Worker is a play about Helen Keller's early life and her teacher Anne Sullivan. In 1962, the first production of this play was performed on the grounds of Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller. The play was written by William Gibson. In 1962 The Miracle Worker also became a famous movie starring Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. The play is performed on weekends in June and July at Ivy Green.

 

For more information: www.helenkellerbirthplace.org

 

Sources:

Act 91-37, Acts of Alabama, April 30, 1991

Alabama Museums Directory, February 1994

Ivy Green Brochure, nd.

 

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Updated: January 25, 2010

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