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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 15-20 theater actors at Columbia City High School will present the first full play they have performed in years. The play, entitled â€śThe Miracle Worker,â€ť is directed by Play Director Shane Barkley with the help of his assistant director, Keith Gilbert.
Barkley said the reason he choose this story was to stretch the studentsâ€™ acting abilities.
â€śThis is the first play weâ€™ve done in a while, and I told them weâ€™re going to do something thatâ€™s going to stretch them a little bit,â€ť said Barkley. â€śThey really have to rely on their acting abilities.â€ť
The play tells the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. When Keller was very young, at the age of one, it is believed she had scarlet fever, making her blind and deaf. Sullivan went to Keller to teach her to finger spell and help her discover the world.
The play will show April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $7, available from a cast member by request or at the door the nights of the show starting at 6:30 p.m.
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