The Miracle Worker Comes to Lexington
LEXINGTON Few stories are as timeless or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit as well as The Miracle Worker, coming to the Lexington Opera House for five performances March 14–16. Presented on the 2013–14 Broadway Live series and sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, the stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller and her tutor Annie Sullivan has been mesmerizing audiences for decades. The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Annie Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities.
The Miracle Worker is a story of victory over unbelievable odds––accomplished through conviction, perseverance, and love. For tickets, call the Lexington Center Ticket office or Ticketmaster.com
Interactive Sculpture to Grace Downtown Lexington
LEXINGTON New Moon, a 20 ft., interactive sculpture of light will illuminate downtown Lexington from Feb. 21 through the end of March as part of LUMINOSITY, an exhibition of light by the Lexington Art League (LAL).
Located in Triangle Park, New Moon is a magical experience that will delight families and downtown visitors of all ages. Viewers are invited to turn a large wheel at the base of the sculpture, which will rotate the sculpture, creating different phases of the moon.
Created by visiting Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, and fabricated with the help of Bluegrass Community and Technical College students in the BCTC welding shop, the sculpture is made of thousands of donated light bulbs that “fill out” the shape of the sculpture with LED lights creating a sparkling light show.
“The sculpture at Triangle Park will not be the kind of artwork that you passively admire,” says Stephanie Harris, LAL executive eirector. “Viewers will literally engage the work with their physical bodies, the effects of which will radiate throughout Lexington’s downtown cityscape.”
“At its heart, the entire scope of LUMINOSITY can be seen as a metaphor for how LAL wants to engage the community with visual art,” says Becky Alley, adding that the sculpture at Triangle Park embodies LAL’s Art for Everyone slogan.
More light-based artwork is also on view at The Loudoun House from Feb. 28-April 6, featuring photography, film, an interactive laser harp, and light-based sound installation by international and national artists.