|Reviewed on 2005-05-27|
| (Runs through June 26, 2005)
As we stood in the lobby of the American Heartland
Theater, my wife, my daughter, her fiance, and I
wondered if we really wanted to go in and see the
show. Just minutes before we had learned of the
passing of our friend and my long time colleague Vince
Did we really want to see a play about a man who
visits his favorite college professor as his ALS
stricken mentor lives out his last few months? Finally
we decided to go into the theater. I am very glad we
Mitch Albom recounts the life lessons taught him by
his real life mentor Morrie Schwartz. In the years
after graduating Mitch has become very successful as a
journalist in various sports media. His pursuit of
success has almost eliminated his personal life. As
his weekly journeys to visit Morrie begin, he also
begins to realize what he has been missing in his own
Richard Alan Nichols and Craig Benton, as Morrie and
Mitch brought the two character play alive for us.
Heavy as our hearts were we laughed in the right
places, for the play is often quite funny. We listened
as Morrie taught Mitch to live every day as if it was
your last. We knew Vince had done the same. He visited
with family and friends. He wrote pieces for the
Gazette. "Tuesdays With Morrie" actually helped us
deal with our own lose.
The show runs through June 26th. I'm told that a
national touring company is being formed for the play.
That means that the run at the American Heartland
Theater may be your last chance to see "Tuesdays With
Morrie" for quite some time. Highly recommended. More info at the website www.ahtkc.com.
By Erwin K. Roberts