The Miracle Worker
by William Gibson
After a life-threatening illness as an infant, Helen Keller has been left deaf and blind to the world around her. Through determination, persistence, and discipline, 20-year-old, half-blind governess Annie Sullivan teaches Helen through sign language that everything has a meaning and the world opens up. This timeless classic won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1959. Anne Bancroft won Tony (1959) and Academy Awards (1962) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Patty Duke won the Tony Award (1959) for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.