William Gibson's most famous play, The Miracle Worker tells the story of Anne Sullivan, the teacher who brought language and compassion into Helen Keller's dark, silent world. Gibson believed that this powerful true story "exemplifies the American Dream." Anne Bancroft played the role of Anne Sullivan, and Patty Duke was launched into the spotlight with her mesmerizing portrayal of the blind and deaf girl, Helen Keller.
Shortly after its Broadway success, The Miracle Worker was adapted into a motion picture, garnering Oscars for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Learn more about William Gibson's The Miracle Worker.