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Producers David Singer and Elizabeth Ireland McCann are proud to present the New York premiere of Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, opening Off-Broadway on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, just east of Sixth Avenue, one block south of West Third Street). Preview performances begin Friday, Nov. 1.

Co-authored by Jeffrey Hatcher (Three Viewings) and directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, My Old Lady), TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE stars Alvin Epstein (original Lucky in Waiting for Godot) as Morrie and Jon Tenney (The Heiress) as Mitch.

A constant on The New York Times Bestseller List for more than four years with more than five million copies sold and an Emmy-winning television film presented by Oprah Winfrey, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is 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.

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE features scenic design by Robert Brill, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by John Kilgore. This stage adaptation of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE premiered in an acclaimed production at New York Stage and Film in Poughkeepsie, New York in Summer 2002.

Tuesdays With Morrie
Mitch Albom
October 2002
Trade Paperback
$11.95/$17.95 Can.