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2009.11.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

UNO Theatre Presents The Miracle Worker

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Theatre presents William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, directed by Dr. Cindy Melby Phaneuf. Previews run Nov. 18-19 with performances on Nov. 20-21 and Dec. 2-5 in the UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building on the UNO campus.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. There will be a talkback session held in the theatre after the Dec. 4 production. UNO will provide a sign language-interpreted performance on Dec. 5.

The Miracle Worker portrays the historical figures of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan in their triumph against disability. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity about life, Annie Sullivan helps Helen and her family “see.” Gibson’s Tony Award-winning play reveals the power of perseverance in the face of adversity. Reviewers agree that The Miracle Worker “is powerful and touching, and genuinely inspiring."

The company of The Miracle Worker invites audiences to experience this historic unlocking of a soul. This production is dedicated to the memory of UNO theatre Alumnus, Matthew Kamprath.

UNO’s box office is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for all UNO students who present a valid UNO ID. Tickets are $5 for any non-UNO student who presents a valid school ID.

Students must make reservations beforehand. Tickets can be reserved by email or by calling (402) 554-PLAY.

Additionally, the UNO Department of Theatre will host a sign language workshop in conjunction with the production of The Miracle Worker. The workshop is Friday, Nov. 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge on the first floor of UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center.

The workshop will be headed by Julie Delkamiller, noted community member and educator. The workshop is designed to educate students while fostering a stronger relationship between those with disabilities and the arts.

For more information contact Kathleen Lawler: (402) 554-3167 or klawler@unomaha.edu.

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