To the Editor:

I was totally impressed with the teamwork of all the actors in the production of "The Miracle Worker" at the high school Friday evening. Helen's family was so overwhelmed, and the only solution they faced, was to put her in an institution. The energy put into the two characters, Anne Sullivan played by Kristen Nymeyer and Helen Keller played by Wetherleigh Griffin, as they portrayed the struggle it took to create a breakthrough of communication was breathtaking.

Anne was an overly patient and dedicated teacher who accomplished, against all odds, bridging a gap with a child who was deaf and blind. It has been a while since I watched the 1962 movie with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. Seeing this play with all the performers interacting well together, brought the story to life and tears to my eyes.

This play was a very physically demanding feat. I want to commend the performers and all the people that contributed to bringing this wonderful play to Kodiak.

Lori Affinito

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