‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ moves to Greenville
After a successful two-weekend run at the Center Theatre, the cast and crew of “Tuesdays with Morrie” is getting ready to go on the road for two performances at Greenville High School. The funny and heartwarming play was written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom and is based on the New York Times bestselling book written by Mitch Albom. Angela Bonacasa directs the Center Theatre’s production.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist, driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch sees Morrie’s appearance on “Nightline” and learns that his old professor has Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre’s executive director, is proud to be able to bring the play to audiences outside of Dover-Foxcroft. “’Tuesdays with Morrie’ is such a wonderful story. Whether you’ve read the book or seen the movie, the live play will bring it to life in a whole new way. There are some very funny moments and scenes that will touch everyone in the audience. It is also an important play to help us explore how we approach the end of life and how it affects those around us. Because of this, we are partnering with Pine Tree Hospice to host discussions after each performance about end of life issues.”
Myers said the Theatre is also offering special pricing to encourage parents and their adult children to see the show. Tickets are only $10, and with every paid parent ticket a child of any age can attend for free. The final two shows at Greenville High School will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m and Sunday, Sept. 8t at 2 p.m.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” is being sponsored by Dover-Foxcroft Chiropractic Center and Moosehead Cottage Resorts with additional funding provided by the Maine Humanities Council. Tickets are available at the Center Theatre and Moosehead Marine Museum, by calling the Center Theatre at 564-8943, visiting www.CenterTheatre.org or stopping in at the box office at 20 East Main Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
The Center Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of making arts, culture, education and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.