Through Aug. 16 at the New York Theatre Workshop, we have a rare opportunity to see the next stage in the development of an original dramatic production that began in Wagner College’s Stage One studio theater.
The current production by the Transport Group, “Three Days to See,” directed by Jack Cummings III, is “a reawakening of Helen Keller in her own words.” It is based, in part, on Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life.” Read Matthew Murray’s review. Wagner College Theatre alumna Theresa Flanagan ’05 is stage manager for “Three Days,” and WCT professor Theresa McCarthy is a member of the cast.
Cummings developed and premiered an earlier version of “Three Days to See” at Wagner College this spring under the title “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” Among the cast members was WCT professor Michele Pawk.
“Initially, Jack and I talked about having him direct ‘The Miracle Worker,’ but he suggested that we dig deeper into the Helen Keller story,” recalled Felicia Ruff, chair of the Wagner College Theatre Department, about how “Eighth Wonder” came to be staged. “It was a long and truly amazing journey.”