In Tuscumbia, Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and consequently mute. Badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline. By the age of six, she grows into a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child who controls the entire household. Desperate, the family hires Anne Sullivan to serve as governess and teacher for their daughter. After several fierce battles with Helen, Anne convinces the parents that she needs two weeks alone with Helen in order to achieve any progress. In a double breakthrough, Helen’s life along with that of her family is transformed.
Presented in Artisan's new Second Stage Series.