Student Matinees

Students have the opportunity to attend a special Student Matinee performance of The Miracle Worker on Monday, September 13th! They will also have the option to participate in a talk-back with the cast of the show and state historians as well as get a personal tour of Kearney’s Trails and Rails Museum. Before the performance, educators will receive a Learning Resource Guide with ELA and American History lesson plans, discussion prompts, and engaging classroom activities.

Date: Monday, September 13 | 10:00 am OR 1:00 pm

Venue: Trails and Rails Museum, Kearney

Cost: $10 per student (Show Only) | $15 per student (Show, lunch, talkback, and personal tour)


  • 9:30 am – Schools arrive, House opens
  • 10:00 am – Performance of The Miracle Worker
  • 12:00 pm – Talkback
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch and guided tour of Trails and Rails Museum
  • 1:30 pm – Schools Depart


  • 11:00 am – Schools arrive
  • 11:30 am – Lunch and guided tour of Trails and Rails Museum
  • 12:30 pm – House opens for session #2
  • 1:00 pm – Performance of The Miracle Worker
  • 3:00 pm – Talkback
  • 3:30 pm – Schools Depart

Interested in attending with your students?

Please contact us at ‘’ or call (308)627-5796

Register here!

About The Miracle Worker

Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her, fighting tooth and nail with unknowing desperation. Then Annie Sullivan came. Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, she breaks through Helen’s walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.” Presented at the Trails and Rails Museum in Kearney, in partnership with the Buffalo County Historical Society, The Miracle Worker will bring audiences into the world of Keller’s struggles, and ultimately, her victories. Based on the remarkable true story, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless audiences and become an American classic.  

Performed at:

Trails and Rails Museum
710 West 11th Street, Kearney

Crane River Theater’s Arts Education Programs are generously supported by the Arram Family Foundation and the Peter Kiewit Foundation.