The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild’s “The Miracle Worker” Offers Interpreters


When the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild’s production of the gripping William Gibson drama, “The Miracle Worker” hits the stage, the group hopes to attract a very special audience.  The gripping piece is the story of the blind and deaf child, Helen Keller, and the teacher who finally teaches her to communicate, Anne Sullivan. The interactions that take place in The Miracle Worker are all derived from actual events that Gibson has artfully assembled together to construct a fluid, emotionally real, depiction of Anne Sullivan teaching Helen Keller the "miracle" of language.


At the matinee performance on Sunday, November 13, the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will provide interpreters who will convert the text of the play into sign language.  “We feel this play will have a special meaning to the deaf and hearing impaired, and we want to make certain that they have an opportunity to come and fully experience the performance,” said Fran Newton, Artistic Director for NRTG, and director of the play.  The interpreters will be on the side of the stage, very near the action.  In addition, there will be seating reserved right in front of the interpreter for those who need their services. 


This matinee performance will feature a special “Family Day Matinee” where all families of up to four members can save money with a Family Pass for only $35.00. The Family Pass saves a family of four between $17.00 and $21.00 off regular box office prices.  Any family of three or more will save money with the family pass.


The matinee performance on November 13, begins at 3:00 PM, and will be staged at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street in North Tonawanda. Tickets are $14.00 general admission, $13.00 for seniors and students, and a Family Pass at the matinee performance only is $35.00.  Tickets may be purchased at the Riviera Theatre box office by calling 692-2413, or online at  You may learn more about the production and the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild by visiting