Breakfast Battle from “The Miracle Worker” (Pamela Lee as Annie Sullivan and Carolyn Jerz as Helen Keller)

Update: Here’s a clip of the whole breakfast scene (recorded during a performance).

A few weeks ago, my 14yo played Helen Keller in the Latrobe Cabaret Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker. This clip is from a rehearsal of the epic breakfast scene, a wordless battle of wills between young Helen (who has been blind and deaf since she was a toddler) and her teacher Annie Sullivan (played by the amazing Pamela Lee). I used an abbreviated version of this scene in an earlier video, in oder to avoid some spoilers. Here’s the whole confrontation. I get exhausted just watching it!