"Tuesdays with Morrie" opens at Perseverance for one weekend only

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010

"Tuesdays with Morrie," a special production, opens Thursday at Perseverance Theatre for one weekend only.

This Cyrano's Theatre Company production, presented by Perseverance Theatre, features performances by Cyrano's Theatre veterans Dick Reichman and Patrick Killoran, with an appearance by Leslie Droubay. Bernie Blaine directs.

"Tuesdays with Morrie" is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, a journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch sees Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch and Morrie reunite, and a simple visit turns into a lesson on life for everyone.

The play was adapted to stage by Jeffery Hatcher and Mitch Albom, and premiered at New York Stage and Film in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2002.

"Tuesdays with Morrie" runs Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, 5, 6, and matinees at 2 p.m., Nov. 6 and 7. While this production is not included in subscription packages, theater subscribers save 10 percent on their "Tuesdays with Morrie" tickets.

For tickets, pricing, or more information, call Perseverance Theatre at 463-TIXS or visit www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Tickets are also available at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and Hearthside Books.

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