The actor John James is best known for his performance as Jeff Colby in the prime time soap “Dynasty” and its spin-off series, “The Colbys.”

“The Miracle Worker,” a timeless story of persistence and overcoming challenges faced by one of the most inspirational figures of the 20th century, is brought to the stage of Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College on April 12-15 by the Judson Theatre Company. The account of how, as a blind, deaf and mute youth, Helen Keller went on to achieve a meaningful life was first detailed in her autobiography, then made into a teleplay by writer William Gibson, who adapted it for Broadway theater.

Daniel Haley, the director for the Judson Theatre Company, said that they have waited for some time to do the play. Noting that “The Miracle Worker” was an award winner in both the theater and film versions, he observes, “The work is universally beloved, and we wanted to be sure we could do it justice. We’ve assembled a top-notch professional company, mainly from New York.”


Lea DiMarchi


Allison Podlagar


Lucas Iverson


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