Coming Up - "Tuesdays with Morrie"
Running over the next two weekends in Charleston is the excellent play Tuesdays with Morrie. Here's some more information about the show and the cast, courtesy of my pal Ryan Hardiman:
The Kanawha Players presents Tuesdays With Morrie, the final show of their 86th season.
The stage version of Mitch Albom’s best-selling book will take the stage May 30-31 and June 6-7 starring Jim Lewis as the title character Morrie Schwartz and Jeff Haught as sportswriter Mitch Albom. Debbie Haught directs.
This is the first play to be produced onstage at the new theatre space currently undergoing renovation at 309 Beauregard Street on Charleston’s Historic East End. A special opening night performance will honor donors and season ticket holders.
Tickets for the remaining nights of performance, May 31, June 6-7, 2008, will be available online at www.kanawhaplayers.org ; $16 (adults) and $10 (students). With maximum seating of 225, tickets should be purchased early. If seats remain available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of performance.
The play is based on 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 happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling 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.