Pink, pink, pink! Pinkalicious loves all things PINK—pink fairy princess dresses, and pink peonies and, especially, pink cupcakes! “Just one more cupcake! PLEASE JUST ONE MORE!” What is a family to do when Pinkalicious eats too many pink cupcakes and develops a very rare case of Pinkititis?
This play follows the inspirational story of teacher Anne Sullivan’s introduction to the Keller family in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1887, and her early work with seven-year-old Helen.
Helen Keller was born with the ability to see and hear but, at 19 months of age, she contracted an illness described by doctors as “an acute congestion of the stomach and brain.” Helen lost both her sight and her hearing. Although she learned more than 60 home signs to communicate within her family, she had not been taught language so she was, indeed, locked in a mysteriously silent and uncommunicative world.
We are pleased to present this story, of remarkable teacher and pupil, and their extraordinary work together, as part of our mainstage season as well as our fall family matinee series. And, we will have special performances for student field trips, offered on Thursday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. Both performances will be followed by a 15 minute conversation opportunity between actors, play director and students.