Cherry Lane Theatre presents a play based on the book by Mitch Albom; an old professor is dying of ALS and his former student who returns to visit him every Tuesday for the “last class” of Morrie’s life.
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.
"If you enjoyed the book or the movie or found either to be inspirational, then I have little doubt that you will enjoy this staging of the play immensely. And even if you didn’t much care for the book or the film, you still might get a kick out of this stage production, if only for the splendid performances. But if fine acting isn’t enough for you and you seek something less spiritual and more substantial in a play, then maybe you ought just take a pass on this one."
"You don't have to visit a dying pedagogue to find out if 'Tuesdays With Morrie' is a show you'll like. The play wears its sentimentality with pride. Its lengthy musings on mortality, inner peace and the value of work aren't deeply intellectual; these are the sort of philosophical dialogues that tend to end with warm hugs."
"Priscilla Beach’s production is directed by Conni DiLego and features Geronimo Sands as Morrie and Cliff Blake as Mitch. It takes place in their intimate black box theater, which is just right for this close-up look at an emotional journey that manages to be both funny and poignant. Unless you’re not paying attention, you’ll probably leave having shed a few tears, but also happy to have experienced this relationship and hear Morrie’s life lessons."