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ALVIN EPSTEIN (Morrie). Broadway and Off-Broadway includes: Orson Welles' King Lear, Lucky in the American premiere of Waiting For Godot, the American premiere of Endgame, world premiere of Sam Shepard and Joe Chaikin's When the World Was Green, and the Ragpicker in The Madwoman of Chaillot. Recent roles at American Repertory Theatre: The Herald in Marat/Sade, Dr. Giannoni in Pirandello's Enrico IV and Camillo in The Winter's Tale. Awards include Most Promising Actor by the New York Drama Critics in 1956, an Obie for his role as the Sergeant in Dynamite Tonite!, the Jason Robards Award for Dedication to the Theatre, among many others. Epstein is a former Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theatre and Associate Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre, and he currently teaches at the A.R.T./Moscow Art Theatre Institute.

JON TENNEY (Mitch). Credits include: Lincoln Center Theater: Chaucer in Rome, The Heiress (Broadway), The Substance of Fire. Broadway: Biloxi Blues, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Sweet Sue. Off-Broadway: Impossible Marriage (Roundabout), Current Events, Beggars in the House of Plenty (MTC), A Shayna Maidel, Tartuffe, The Substance of Fire (Playwrights Horizons). National Tour: The Real Thing. Regional: Three Days of Rain (premiere at South Coast Rep.), Romeo and Juliet (Old Globe, San Diego), The Substance of Fire (mark Taper, LA), Snakebit, Dark Rapture, Orpheus Descending (NYSAF), four seasons with the Williamstown Theater Festival. Films include: You Can Count on Me, Fools Rush In, Tombstone, Watch it, Twilight of the Golds, Lassie, With Friends Like These..., Lovelife, among others. TV series include: "Get Real," Brooklyn South," "Equal Justice," and "Kristin." Graduate: Vassar College, trained at the Julliard School.

MITCH ALBOM (Co-Author) is the author of seven books, most notably Tuesdays with Morrie, which was at or near the top of The New York Times bestseller list for four straight years following its 1997 publication. A nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally syndicated radio host for ABC, Albom has, for more than a decade, been named the top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. A panelist on ESPN's "Sports Reporters," Albom also regularly serves as a commentator for that network. He serves on numerous charitable boards, speaks for many charities throughout the country, and has founded two charities in metro Detroit - the Dream Fund, which helps underprivileged youth study the arts, and A Time to Help, a monthly volunteer program.

JEFFREY HATCHER (Co-Author). Mr. Hatcher's plays have been produced by major theatres in the U.S. and abroad. His newest plays are A Picasso; an adaptation on Kaufman and Hart's The Fabulous Invalid; and the book for the Jerome Kern musical Never Gonna Dance (Broadway 2003). For film, he has written Compleat Female Stage Beauty, based on his play (Artisan/Tribeca, directed by Richard Eyre); and Georgiana, based on the biography of the Duchess of Devonshire. Awards/Grants: American Theatre Critics Association, NEA, TCG and others. Member: Dramatists Guild, Playwrights Center and New Dramatists.

DAVID ESBJORNSON (Director) recently staged the Tony-winning production of Edward Albee's The Goat, Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, the critically acclaimed N.Y. premiere of Albee's The Play About the Baby, and the Tony nominated The Ride Down Mt. Morgan by Arthur Miller at the Public Theater and on Broadway (FANY Award, Outstanding Direction). He directed the world premieres of Suzan-Lori Parks' In the Blood for the Public, and Tony Kushner's newest play Homebody/Kabul for Chelsea Center in London. Other recent credits include the Maria Irene Fornes plays Mud and Drowning for the Signature Theatre; the new Arthur Miller play Resurrection Blues, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Hedda Gabler and Summer and Smoke for The Guthrie Theater and the musical Eliot Ness in Cleveland for the Cleveland Play House. David was artistic director of the Classic Stage Company from 1992-1999 (Lucille Lortel Award for Body of Work 1999). His productions at CSC include Neal Bell's Therese Racquin (OBIE Award, Outstanding Direction), Beckett's Endgame (Drama Desk nom., Best Revival), Ellen McLaughlin's Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Drama Desk nom., Outstanding Direction), Osborne's The Entertainer (Drama League nom., Best Revival) and Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Lucille Lortel Award; Drama League nom., Best Revival).

Tuesdays With Morrie
Mitch Albom
October 2002
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