The Tuesdays With Morrie Craze Hits Seattle
Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie, starring Alvin Epstein as Morrie and Lorenzo Pisoni as Mitch, playing in the Bagley Wright Theatre from April 8-May 7, 2006. Previews begin April 8, with opening night set for April 12.
We have all had mentors. Someone older and wiser, who understood you, listened to you when you were young and searching. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, a college professor he knew 16 years before. Morrie is now retired, loves life, adores his family and friends, and suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease. Mitch is now a sports writer who has an insatiable appetite for work and not much else...until he hears about his old professor's plight on "Nightline." As Morrie succumbs to his disease, Mitch spends his Tuesdays with Morrie learning about life, love, work, family, and forgiveness. Albom's autobiographical Tuesdays With Morrie has been on The New York Times best-seller list for seven years, and is now adapted for the stage.
Mitch Albom is the author of seven books, most notably Tuesdays with Morrie, which was at or near the top of The New York Times bestseller list for seven straight years following its 1997 publication. A nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally syndicated radio host for ABC, Albom has, for more than a decade, been named the top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. A panelist on ESPN's "Sports Reporters," Albom also regularly serves as a commentator for that network. He serves on numerous charitable boards, and has founded two charities in metro
Jeffrey Hatcher's plays have been produced by major theatres in the
David Esbjornson is in his first season as Seattle Rep's artistic director. Earlier this season he directed the world premiere of Ariel Dorfman's Purgatorio at the Rep. Other credits include A Few Good Men starring Rob Lowe in
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