Langley, British Columbia—From November 2-4, 17 Trinity Western University students will take their talents to Trinity Western’s stage as they perform William Gibson’s play, The Miracle Worker. Based on the famous story of teacher Annie Sullivan and her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, the production promises to entertain and inspire audience members of all ages.
“We have a great group of performers—mostly those in their third or fourth year at Trinity Western—who have been studying acting here and have plenty of experience doing shows,” says Lloyd Arnett, PhD, associate professor of drama. “Without a doubt, the strongest element of this production is the acting.”
Directed by drama instructor Angela Konrad, the show, which opened last weekend, is the first TWU production of the season. “We start getting our students practically involved in theatre as soon as they come on campus,” says Arnett, who works one on one with TWU actors, preparing them not only for performances on TWU’s stage but for successful careers in professional theatre and film. “Productions like this provide good opportunities for students to get experience in performing and behind the scenes work.”
The Miracle Worker shows in Freedom Hall at Trinity Western University, November 2-4, 8 p.m. each evening with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or from the University Bookstore. For reservations call (604) 513-2058.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling 2,850 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.
Last Updated: 2012-08-21