Alden Christian Theatre Society presents 'Tuesdays with Morrie'
BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | April 28, 2014
“Don’t let go too soon…but don’t hang on too long,” is one of the life lessons sociology professor Morrie Schwartz teaches his student Mitch Albom in the story, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” to be presented in May by the Alden Christian Theatre Society (ACTS). The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17; and 2:30 p.m. May 18 at ACTS’ theatre, 1470 Church St., Village of Alden.
The play, based on the best-selling book by the same name, tells the true story of Mitch Albom, who is a successful sports writer when he discovers that a former professor, Morrie, is very ill, dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Morrie was his favorite professor, with whom Mitch promised to “stay in touch” after college but failed to keep his promise. Mitch decides to “pay his respects” to the dying professor, planning to spend one afternoon with him. The one visit turns into many, as Mitch learns lessons in the meaning of life from his still engaging and challenging professor.
Starring in the production are Dylan Brozyna as Mitch and Marc Ruffino as Morrie. The show is directed by Kathleen Sutter. Tickets are $11 each, $9 for students and seniors, and are available to reserve by calling ACTS at 937-7770.
A special offer is being made to care receivers with Hearts and Hands. For those who come to the show and bring their volunteer driver with them, the volunteer will receive 50 percent off their ticket. Simply call the ACTS ticket line and reserve a seat for you and your volunteer and make your ride arrangement through Hearts and Hands as usual. Have your volunteer bring their Hearts and Hands ID to the door with them and they will receive the discount.