The Theatre Arts program provides students with both the theory and practical
experience necessary for either employment in beginning levels of professional
theatre or transfer to a theatre arts major in a four-year institution. Various productions
are offered to provide students with a broad range of practical training.
The Theatre Arts program is designed to give the serious theatre student the theory, applied training, and performing experience required for employment in the industry. Another positive program feature is that our professional faculty transmits a passion for theatre to the student.
The Miracle Worker
Written by William Gibson
Directed by Christa El-Said
Chaffey College Theatre
Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm and 18 & 25 at 2:00pm
*ASL Signers will be provided at every performance
Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences are encouraged to attend
Tickets available online or in person at the Chaffey Bookstore for $13
Auditions will be held Monday, August 24th at 7:00pm in the Chaffey College Theatre. Adult Actors: prepar
e a 1-minute memorized monologue. Technicians will be interviewed. Please bring a current photo and resume. If cast, students will enroll in Theatre 50/51 for 3 units. Rehearsals run M-TH evenings from 7:00-10:20pm.
All roles open. Female children will also be needed in addition to the adult roles. Children’s Auditions will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2nd at 7:00pm. Children may sing a brief song with cd track or recite a poem or monologue. Helen will be played by an adult. Call or email for more information. Christa.firstname.lastname@example.org
909-652-6286. The show runs October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25.
This historic docudrama written by playwright William Gibson takes place in and around the Keller homestead
in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The time period is 1900-1910. Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped
in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by
her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen
finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".
THE MIRACLE WORKER was first presented at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on October 19, 1959. It was directed by Arthur Penn and won the TONY AWARD Winner of Best Play in 1960.