WHEN: Friday, January 12 and Sunday, January 14th
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Holy Communion Church - 1245 SE 3rd St., Bend, OR
Please plan to cold read from the script. Sides available below for review.
ABOUT THE SHOW
“Tuesday with Morrie” by Jeffery Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based off the worldwide bestselling novel by Mitch Albom. This autobiographical story follows 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 (ALS). 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.
This production is part of the ETC Roadshow Program which sees our productions touring across multiple venues throughout Central Oregon.
Performances will occur on select dates from April 4 - April 28, 2024.
“Unforgettable! No matter how well you tell the story, the play makes it more vivid, more shattering, more humorous.” —New York Magazine
“A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor.” —New York Daily News
“I was unprepared for how moving and powerful TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE turned out to be…On this ground, the flowers of humanity grow.” —New York Post
“You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry!” —Variety
CASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES
MITCH: Male, 30-40 range.
Mitch is a work-obsessed sports writer trying to maintain his very successful career. Tough life experiences have led him away from his original passion, being a Professional Piano Player, and have hardened him emotionally. He struggles with his own guilt.
But at his best, Mitch is an engaging and expressive storyteller.
Morrie was Mitch's college mentor, whom he lost touch with after graduation, only to rediscover him years later and pay him a visit.
MORRIE: Male, 55-70s range.
Morrie is a Mensch. A man of wisdom, curiosity, and great wit, he has many lessons to share before he takes his final breath. After dedicating decades of his life to being a college professor, Morrie has been diagnosed with ALS, a disease that, within months, destroys the body's nervous system and its ability to move, eat, and even breathe. Mitch knows he's actively dying, but chooses to LIVE for others in spite of that. Though, he be brave in the face of death, he still goes through the emotional and physical highs and lows of dying. While on this journey, he is reconnected with a previous student and friend, Mitch, whom he mentored through his college years. Morrie is "a teacher to the last."