Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce gnocchi. Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see The Miracle Worker
- When: Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre Center for the Arts
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $15 for the rear balcony (up to $31.50 value)
- $20 for the front balcony or rear mezzanine (up to $36 value)
- $25 for the front mezzanine or floor (up to $40 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Miracle Worker
The keys that unlocked the dark, soundless, and inaccessible world of Helen Keller jangle on stage in 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.
State Theatre Center for the Arts
When the Penn Amusement Company decided that Uniontown was due for its own picture palace, they took the project to one of the biggest stars of architecture at the time—Thomas W. Lamb, the designer of New York’s Madison Square Garden. An expert in acoustics and a lover of architecture steeped in the style of Robert Adams, Lamb sculpted the State Theatre with a “refinement of line and chasteness of ornamentation.” Vaudeville acts kept the seats packed, along with silent movies accompanied by a $40,000 Pleubet master organ (a bargain in 1922). Then “talkie” pictures blew through and the 1970s stole the State’s audiences with its mulitplexes and Dukes of Hazzard fan clubs. Thankfully, the Greater Uniontown Heritage Consortium took the keys in 1988 and helped restore the State back to its original luster. Although it still shows classic film series, the State has transformed into the center for all arts in Uniontown, with a roster of Broadway musicals, dance performances, and symphonies.