Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with this GrouponLive deal to see The Miracle Worker presented by Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre. For $55, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $110 value, including all fees). While seating is available in all sections of the theater, seats are first-come, first served, and Groupon buyers must call the box office in advance of the show in order to reserve their seats. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, February 24, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m.<p>
The keys that unlocked the dark, soundless, and inaccessible world of Helen Keller jangle on stage in Studio Tenn’s rendition of William Gibson’s classic drama. At the play’s onset in 1880s Alabama, the young Helen thrashes out at the world and her family, both of which she cannot hear or see until meeting the young teacher Annie Sullivan. As the famous pair struggles to learn ways for Helen to communicate, Annie must tread carefully on emotional terrain fenced by a domineering dad, a sensitive mother, and a son resentful of his sister. The passionate onstage portrayals hold a mirror to the more pedestrian, yet still frustrating, failures of human communication and understanding. Studio Tenn’s online trailer swiftly and powerfully captures the play’s milieu.
The recent recipient of an $8 million renovation, the Franklin Theatre has updated its AV arteries without sacrificing its art deco façade or marquee, which still hums and pops neon hues of red, yellow, and the green of a Christmas tree in Santa’s casino.
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Franklin, Tennessee 37064