Lucia Vecchio, local Encinitas teen, active San Diego actress and Lamb’s associate artist will be performing the role of Helen Keller in Lamb’s production of “The Miracle Worker,” March 4 through April 10 in Coronado at 1142 Orange Avenue.
Vecchio, currently in her final year of high school, has been seen on stages across the county including the Old Globe Theatre, Moonlight, Patio Playhouse and OnStage Playhouse where she received the SD Critic’s Circle award for Outstanding Young Artist for her portrayal of Anne in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” She regularly works in television, film and voice-over and performs as an improviser in Comedy Sportz High School League.
Lamb’s Producing Artistic Director and Director of the production Robert Smyth said “we are thrilled to have Lucia as our Helen in this incredibly moving production of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. Lucia has worked with us many times and I am always impressed with the multitude of skills that she brings to the table. This role requires a very raw performance – communicating in ways that are not necessarily intuitive. Lucia’s work is honest and committed, and a joy to watch. She is joined by Lamb’s favorites Kelsey Venter, Cynthia Gerber, Jason Heil, Charles Evans and Yolanda Franklin to create a powerhouse cast.”
Vecchio shared “”I am so grateful for this opportunity to be back at Lamb’s Players performing in “The Miracle Worker.” Helen has been one of the most interesting and challenging roles I have ever taken on and every day I am so glad to be on this journey. Throughout the rehearsal process I have been discovering what it is like to live without your senses, and I’ve learned so much about language and connection. Outside of rehearsal, I am finishing up my senior year in high school and looking forward to majoring in theatre at college in the fall.”
Tickets can be purchased at the Lamb’s Box Office at (619) 437-6000 or online at lambsplayers.org.