Tuesdays with Morrie Returns to the Valley

Tuesdays with Morrie Returns to the Valley

By Mike Butler

After a very successful, near-sold-out run at Centrestage Theatre last year, *Tuesdays with Morrie* (following a lot of demand for a repeat run) is returning to the Valley for six more performances! Audiences laughed, wept, and cheered for this beautiful production. The experience was so rewarding to the cast and crew that another run of the show was a no-brainer. The quality and message of the show will remain the same but the venue has changed to the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. We’re hoping to capture a new audience, which will hopefully include more of the University students and faculty who were unable to make it the first time.

Cast and crew include director Cherie Zinck, with lighting and sound by her husband Ernest. Lending a helping hand with the production is Beth Irvine whom we could not have managed without the first time or this time! And the cast of two includes Kentville resident (and frequent CentreStage performer) Bryen Stoddard and me (Mike Butler) reprising our roles of Morrie and Mitch – longtime friends faced with the challenge of dealing with life, illness, death, insecurities, aging, and so much more. Based on the best-selling memoir written by Mitch Albom, who also penned this play, “Tuesdays with Morrie” was an incredible experience for both Bryen and I (as well as the crew). We spent many hours chatting about our own experiences with death and illness and most importantly, Life! We were so appreciative that this play came into our lives and we can’t wait to share it with an audience again.

“Tuesdays with Morrie,” produced by The Wolfville Theatre Collective (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Death of a Salesman”) is part of a new experimental One Act Play Series that will hopefully appeal to audiences. Please take advantage of seeing this rewarding and engaging piece of theatre that takes you on a journey like no other play you’ve seen.

“Tuesdays with Morrie” plays evenings from March 8 to March 11 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville (450 Main). Doors open at 6:30pm with a prompt show start time of 7pm. There will also be a MATINEE presentation on Saturday, March 11 at 2pm. Tickets are available in advance at The Box Of Delights Bookshop (466 Main St., Wolfville) or at the door. For more information please contact Mike at butlermike50@gmail.com. Please take note that “Tuesdays With Morrie” will hold a SPECIAL $5 PREVIEW SHOW on Tuesday, March 7 at 7pm with all proceeds going to the ALS Society Of Nova Scotia!

We look forward to sharing this journey with you. It’s a production you’re bound to love and, to quote Morrie, “Without love we are birds with broken wings!”