“Tuesdays with Morrie,” a play based on a 1997 non-fiction novel by Mitch Albom, will be performed by the Sulphur Springs Community Players at the Main Street Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, with additional performances Jan. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.
Wikipedia defines a non-fiction novel as “a literary genre which, broadly speaking, depicts real historical figures and actual events woven together with fictitious allegations and using the storytelling techniques of fiction. The non-fiction novel is an otherwise loosely-defined and flexible genre. The genre is sometimes referred to as faction, a portmanteau of fact and fiction.”
Albom’s novel tells the story of his beloved teacher, retired Brandeis University sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, and his relationship with his students, especially Albom who, after graduation, discovers his mentor has a terminal disease.
“The intimacy of our theater is well suited to the powerful performances of Stan Shipp and Rick Moser,” says director Betty Green. “We are fortunate to have cast two seasoned actors for this two- man play.”
Sherrie Shadix serves as co-director.
Crew members for this production are Heather Fitch on lights and sound and David Woody, who serves as stage manager.
Reservations, which are recommended, are being accepted for the six performances. Call Main Street Theatre, located at 227 Main Street, at 903-885-0107 or go online at www.mainsttheater.com. Tickets are priced at $10 per person.
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