"The sources all generated a stylistic economy through which all of them were then filtered. This formed a series of scenes, a restaging of the sources. So you have the story of Helen Keller staged in the manner of classic American repertory theater, in a naturalistic manner reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman, and in the noir-ish manner of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.’ And you have a permutation of scenes that is derived from the imagined narrative of Birdie Jo Hoaks. So you have the actors trying to transform, not only through these paradoxical roles but also through constantly shifting styles."
- Catherine Sullivan