NEW STAGE PLAY BRINGS TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE TO LIFE, STARS M*A*S*H’s JAMIE FARR
It was once said that there are three things you should do every day: You should learn something, you should laugh and you should be moved to tears. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE fulfills all three of these requirements.
The beloved New York Times best seller, Tuesdays with Morrie, will come to life on stage as director, Ron Ulrich, and co-star Rejean Cornoyer join Jamie Farr, best known as Corporal Max Klinger on the beloved television series M*A*S*H* as Morrie.
“Unforgettable! No matter how well you tell the story, the play makes it more vivid, more shattering, more humorous.” — New York Magazine
“Making the language of the book crisper, cleverer…aphoristic wisdom, expressed with gallows wit.” — The New York Times
“A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor.” — The 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.” — The New York Post
“You’ll Laugh! You’ll Cry!” — Variety
Tuesdays with Morrie, will come to life on the historic Florida Theatre stage for one performance only on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3pm. Friends of the Florida Theatre at the Ensemble Level and above can purchase tickets now. Eclub members can use their code word to buy tickets on Thursday, July 27 at 9am. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10am. Tickets are $50.00- $25.00 and can be purchased at floridatheatre.com, at the box office or by calling the box office at 904.355.ARTS(2787).
For this special production, the Florida Theatre is partnering with the Jacksonville Public Library to encourage residents of Northeast Florida to read Tuesdays with Morrie. Jacksonville Public Library has both electronic and print copies of the book available for check out. To find a copy please visit www.jaxpubliclibrary.org.
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.