Thursday, October 29, 2009

Actress Picked for Keller

The star of Little Miss Sunshine will play Helen Keller in the Broadway production of The Miracle Worker. The Tony Award winning play will feature 13-year-old Abigail Breslin as Hellen Keller while Alison Pill will take the part of Annie Sullivan, the teacher who taught Keller to communicate. Pill is up for a Tony Award and played a part in the 2008 film, Milk. Several groups are protesting the selection, saying a deaf or blind child actress should play the part. The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts say actresses who shared Helen’s disabilities should have been auditioned for the role.