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The actresses playing Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan rehearse for 'The Miracle Worker.' The actresses playing Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan rehearse for 'The Miracle Worker.'
Thalian Association is performing 'The Miracle Worker' at Thalian Hall. Thalian Association is performing 'The Miracle Worker' at Thalian Hall.
Avri Hepler portrays Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker.' Avri Hepler portrays Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker.'

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Thalian Association's latest production tells the story of two women who have fascinated people for more than 100 years.

The company is performing The Miracle Worker, based on the lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.

Helen was born in 1880 and before her second birthday she became sick, leaving her permanently disabled.

"Helen has been deaf and blind since she was 19 months old from a sickness that was probably scarlet fever," said actress Avri Hepler.

Anne Sullivan was Helen's teacher from the time she was seven and later became her companion.

"She's trying to teach her language and the only way she can do that is by signing to her," said Avri.

The struggles the two overcame led to Helen becoming a world-renowned writer and even speaker.

"It's like you're taking yourself back in time basically," said Avri. "Helen has always been someone I've known. It is a very moving play, and I have to say I've loved every moment of it."

The Miracle Worker

For tickets, call (910) 632-2285 or click here.

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