It was a pleasure to have the chance to revisit a book that I had enjoyed in my youth, and I feel that SevenThirty Productions has done a wonderful job of performing Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage adaptation of Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie.
For those who haven’t read the 1997 bestseller, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical tale of Mitch Albom’s experiences as he reconnects with his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who has been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Where Mitch had once seen an energetic man who loved to dance, he is now faced with someone who can no longer shift in his seat without assistance.
However, despite being close to death, Morrie has refused to give up on living, unlike Mitch, who has given up on his own dreams to tow the corporate line. As fate reunites these two, Morrie finds himself teaching his final class to one of his favourite pupils, a class on life, love, death and everything in between, so that Mitch just might learn to cherish the wealth he doesn’t need a paycheck to prove.