Theatre Tulsa will start the New Year with a production of “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom.
“We wanted to kickoff 2013 with this uplifting tale that teaches us to make the most out of life and treasure every friendship,” said Sara Phoenix, president of Theatre Tulsa.
“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.
Theatre Tulsa is also offering a special promotion “Who’s Your Morrie,” in which people can submit their own stories of having a person that inspired them to live a quality life. Each individual story will generate a $5 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The site is located at www.whosyourmorrie.com.
“We are so proud to be partnering with to use the arts as a way to raise awareness of , and to generate donations for this excellent organization.”
The show will run one weekend, with performance dates Jan 10-13 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Theatre’s Tulsa production of “Tuesdays With Morrie” will be directed by award-winning director Martha Cherbini, with set design by Rich Goss.
The cast features Tom Berenson as Morrie and Freddie Tate as Mitch.
For tickets, go to www.theatretulsa.org or call 918-587-8402.