Bethel College Theatre Arts Presents The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker will be presented by the Bethel College theatre arts department on February 1, 2 and 3, 2007. The February 2nd performance will be interpreted for the d/Deaf community. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.

The Miracle Worker is the stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller. It is one of the most successful and moving plays of the modern stage. Born blind and deaf, nobody knows what Helen's fate might have been if she hadn't come under the tutelage of Anne Sullivan. Gradually Helen is led from being uncontrollable, bitter and violent into a bright new world of discovery by Anne in some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage.

Tickets for the production are on sale at the Everest-Rohrer ticket office from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All seats are reserved and can be purchased at the ticket office or by calling 574.257.7633. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

Justin Ahlgrim, a sophomore, is currently pursuing his degree in biblical studies at Bethel College. He is playing the role of "James" in the play. Sophomore theatre art major, Ashley Lauren Taylor Eaves is playing the role of "Aunt Ev." Jessica Spencer, a junior theatre arts major, is playing the role of "Kate." Freshman Ross Hannon is currently pursing his degree in music at Bethel College. He is playing the role of "Captain Kelly" in the play. Sophomore American Sign Language Interpreting major at Bethel College Michelle Krubsark is playing the role of "Helen Keller." Caroline Lucas, a sophomore, who is currently majoring in theatre arts and pursuing a minor in history, is playing the role of "Anne Sullivan." Associate faculty member Anita Reimer is directing the play.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.