PINEHURST, N.C. -- He was one of America’s biggest heartthrobs back in the 1980’s, the star of some of the biggest shows to grace our television screens. From Dynasty to spin-off The Colby’s, Golden Globe nominated actor John James was the king of primetimedrama. And now he’s bringing his talents to the stage, in Judon Theatre Company’s much anticipated production of The Miracle Worker.
Based on the incredible true story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, the Tony Award winning play has kept running strong for generations, resonating with theatergoers young and old. Blind, deaf and mute since childhood, Keller is frustrated and unable to communicate with the world, until a tutor is brought it and miraculously finds a way.
Spectrum News anchor Caroline Blair sat down with the the actor and producer, for a look at his longstanding career, and why he chose to hit the Tar Heel state stage for the touching production.
If you would like to see John James in The Miracle Worker, there are only 5 performances. The Judson Theatre Production’s run kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. Other performances run Friday, April 13at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Owens Auditorium in Pinehurst.
For tickets and more information, visit their website.