The Hoogland Center for the Arts, News Radio 1240 WTAX and Regency Nursing
Care Residence are proud to present TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE on February 18-27.
The show will be presented for 6 performances in Theatre 3 at the Hoogland
Center for the Arts.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE will star Matthew T. Dearing as Mitch Albom and Barry
Weiss as Morrie Schwartz. The show will be directed by Rich McCoy and
produced by Gus Gordon.
THE STORY: 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 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.
"Unforgettable! No matter how well you tell the story, the play makes it
more vivid, more shattering, more humorous." -NY Magazine.
"Making the language of the book crisper, cleverer and more
palatable.aphoristic wisdom, expressed with gallows wit." -NY Times.
"A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of
humor." -NY 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." -NY Post.
"You'll Laugh! You'll Cry!" -Variety.
"The evening has an aura of celebration. Just what the doctor ordered, you
are likely to be moved." -Journal News.
"Rewarding. Go see it any day of the week." -WOR-AM.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE will be presented in Theatre 3 at the Hoogland Center
for the Arts on Friday, February 18 at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 19 at 8
p.m., Sunday, February 20 at 2 p.m., Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m.,
Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call
217-523-2787 or go online to www.hcfta.org for tickets.