By: Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom
Based on the book by Mitch Albom
Presented by: Queanbeyan City Council
Featuring: Graham Robertson as Morrie and Dave Evans as Mitch
From the best selling memoir by Mitch Albom comes a funny and tender play, full of quick one liners and insightful banter.
For many of us there has been that one person who had an unforgettable impact on our lives. Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Sixteen years have passed since graduation when Mitch learns that Morrie has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Returning to visit his old professor, he is once again captivated by Morrie’s wit, wisdom and the joy he takes in living. As one Tuesday becomes another and another, Mitch realises that Morrie is teaching him one final lesson on how to live.
Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom is a best-selling memoir, with over 11 million copies sold worldwide. When first published, it remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 250 consecutive weeks.
The last class of my old professor’s life took place once a week in his house, by a window in the study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink leaves. The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience.
A funeral was held in lieu of graduation.
Although no final exam was given, you were expected to produce one long paper on what was learned. That paper is presented here. The last class of my old professor’s life had only one student.
I was the student.
‘An elegantly simple story about a writer getting a second chance to discover life through the death of a friend.’ Tampa Tribune
‘Mitch Albom’s book is a gift to mankind.’ Philadelphia Inquirer
‘An extraordinary contribution to the literature of death.’ Boston Globe
‘One of those books that kind of sneaked up and grabbed people’s hearts over time.’ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Running time: 2 hours no interval
Audience advice: Recommended for ages 16+, adult themes, coarse language.
|3 March 2015 – 15 March 2015|
|Tuesday 3 March, 8.00pm
Wednesday 4 March, 8.00pm
Thursday 5 March, 8.00pm
Friday 6 March, 8.00pm
Saturday 7 March, 2.00pm & 8.00pm
Wednesday 11 March, 8.00pm
Thursday 12 March. 8.00pm
Friday 13 March, 8.00pm
Saturday 14 March, 2.00pm & 8.00pm
Sunday 15 March, 5.00pm
$37.00 – Full price
$32.00 – Concession
$47.00 – Full price
$42.00 – Concession
$39.00 – Groups 8+
$42.00 – Full price
$37.00 – Concession
$34.00 – Groups 8+
ALL MATINEES – $39.00
Last day for Early Bird Tickets: 3 February 2015
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