Mitch Albom’s extraordinary, best-selling book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ comes to life in a powerful stage play. The production will open at Chicago-based Provision Theater, an award-winning equity company, February 10.
Provision Theater Company is thrilled to continue its 12th season with Tuesdays With Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. The play will run February 10 – March 20 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.
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.
Tuesdays With Morrie is headlined by Provision Theater Company favorites’ Brad Armacost as Morrie Schwartz and Colin Wasmund as Mitch Albom and will be directed by Provision Theater Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory.
“This is an important story for all of us, because as Morrie says in the play, ‘Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it’,” says Gregory. “This play asks the question, ‘Once we face our fate, do we wither up and disappear, or do we make the best of our time left?’ Once Morrie faced his fate, it determined how he was going to live the rest of his life. He became a lightning rod of ideas and actions. Thru his death he discovers meaning and purpose for his life. And of course, all carried out with wonderful humor and affection.”
Ticket prices for Tuesdays With Morrie are $30. Senior, student, and military discounts are available. Free parking is included, and groups of 10 or more receive 10% off (adult tickets only). For tickets, call the box office at 312-455-0066 or visit ProvisionTheater.org. Subscription packages for Provision’s 2015-16 Season are also available. Come share the joy, laughter and tears and celebrate the meaning of life with Tuesdays With Morrie! Follow Provision on Twitter @ProvisionTC for the latest news and behind the scenes action.
About Provision Theater Company
Provision Theater Company is a non-profit equity theater devoted to producing works of hope, reconciliation and redemption; works that challenge us to explore a life of meaning and purpose. Provision Theater Company has celebrated numerous critically-acclaimed productions including Heaven, How I Got Here, Old Wicked Songs, Anne of Green Gables, Christmas On The Air, Jacob, A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor, Red Letter Jesus, Spoon River Anthology, Shadowlands, The Hiding Place, Cotton Patch Gospel, Fish Eyes, A Christmas Carol, C.S. Lewis On Stage, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, Godspell, and The Gospel of John.