“Tuesdays with Morrie”
By: Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom.
Based on the book by Mitch Albom
Director: Sue Garner
Producer: Bev Dietrich
Stage Manager: Pat Northey
Cast Requirements: 2 challenging male roles.
- Morrie Schwarz – 78, college prof. witty, intelligent, lover of life, also dying of ALS.
- Mitch Albom – 37 years old – career-driven sports journalist & Morrie’s former student, now taking Morrie’s last “class” on the meaning of life.
Audition dates: Sunday Dec 4 or Mon Dec 5, 7 p.m.
Callbacks: Sunday Dec 11.
Auditions will be readings from the script. Scripts available in advance by contacting email@example.com.
Sides (the audition portions of the script) are now available. Contact Sue Garner firstname.lastname@example.org for the excerpts for the sides that will be used at auditions.
Audition Location: Elmira Theatre Company 76 Howard Ave., Elmira, On.
Rehearsals: A few in January & early Feb, then 3 x a week after Feb 19.
Performances: 11 shows Thursdays- Sundays April 27-May 13, 2023
Runtime will be approximately 90 minutes.
For questions or more info about this production, email email@example.com
About the Play:
16 years after graduation, Mitch, a successful sportscaster, happens to catch Morrie, his former university professor, on a TV interview. After learning that Morrie is battling ALS, Mitch goes to see Morrie. What starts as a simple duty visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and Morrie’s final class on the meaning of life. Based on a true story.
If you are an actor looking for a challenge, this could be for you. You need to be interested in text and character work. The play itself is quite short, but it packs a punch. This play contains comic and dramatic moments, and an incredibly life-affirming story.
Director Sue Garner is new to the Elmira area but brings us years of experience directing in other community theatres. She is looking forward to seeing a wide variety of people at the auditions, so if you are interested, you are most welcome – please come out.
The play will be adjudicated in Elmira through Western Ontario Drama League, as out-of-festival. (No travel.) The adjudication date will be April 28.
If you have questions before auditions, just email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org