May 23, 2018
May 30, 2018
June 3, 2018
523 S. Webster St.
June 6, 2018
March 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Century Memorial Chapel
In the late nineteenth century, a little girl struggled out of the depths of fear. At age of two,
Helen Keller experienced a life threatening illness. She was plunged into a dark, silent world. Anne Sullivan, a determined young teacher would find the key to unlock Helen’s prison. Through
Anne’s diligence and perseverance, Helen would become a world renowned speaker and advocate for the disabled.
This program, originally commissioned by the Lion's Club International, Northern Illinois Division, begins with Jessica Michna portraying the blind and deaf Helen being led to the podium where she recites excerpts from the 1925 speech Helen gave to the International Lion's Convention. The program continues in third person as Michna tells the audience of Helen's life and experiences.