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Streaming February 8 - February 28
OneAmerica Mainstage
Virtual Tickets $30

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About the Play


Tuesdays with Morrie
by Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom
based on the book by Mitch Albom
directed by Benjamin Hanna
life’s greatest lesson

Morrie was Mitch’s sociology professor, but he was also his mentor, his advisor, his life coach. Now Mitch is a busy sportswriter with a frantic schedule and a troubled marriage, and Morrie is dying. One visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a final course in the meaning of life. The beloved book comes to life in this life-affirming play, full of compassion, humor, and hope.

Learn more about our virtual season here.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 1 hour and 25 minutes, with no intermission

Recommended for patrons 9th grade and above.

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Virtual Events
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  • COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: AARP, ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, and IU HEALTH
    Thursday, February 11, 2021 | Event at 6 PM | Zoom Room

    Please join us for a community conversation with AARP, Alzheimer's Association, and Dr. Robert M. Pascuzzi, Professor Emeritus of Neurology at IU School of Medicine. In Tuesdays with Morrie, we learn about the toll that ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) takes on Morrie's health, and yet his joy for life, love and lessons for his family and Mitch endures. Reflecting on this life-affirming play, representatives from AARP and Alzheimer's Association, along with Dr. Pascuzzi—who directs IU Health’s ALS program and the ALSA Multidisciplinary Clinic—will discuss the vibrancy of aging, importance of quality of life, and hope of treatment as loved ones age. During the community conversation, there will also be time for questions from attendees. To attend this free community conversation, please RSVP to Elizabeth Petermann at epetermann@irtlive.com by February 10, 2021. We will send the Zoom information before the event.
     

  • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB

    February 16, 2021 | 6 – 7 PM | Zoom Room
    Join IRT’s Dramaturg Richard J Roberts on February 16 for a free discussion about Mitch Albom’s beloved book and the IRT’s production of Tuesdays with Morrie! IRT’s February virtual production brings to life this story of mentorship, hope, and the friendship between Morrie and Mitch as they discover life’s greatest lesson. Richard will lead the group in a conversation about the book, the stage adaptation, and more. Read the book—and see the show, if possible—ahead of the conversation! To attend this free book club discussion, please RSVP to Elizabeth Petermann at epetermann@irtlive.com by February 15, 2021. We will send the Zoom information before the event.
     

  • IRT'S OFFSCRIPT VIRTUAL MEMBER EVENT: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
    February 18, 2021 | Discussion at 6 PM | Zoom Room

    Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group, in partnership with The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League and WFYI Nerds, for our free virtual member event on February 18 at 6 PM! Tuesdays with Morrie is a life-affirming play that celebrates mentorship and friendship as a single visit between Mitch and Morrie turns into a life-changing weekly pilgrimage. Purchase a virtual ticket for this production and watch from the comfort of your home prior to the event. During our event, members will hear from partners of the event as well as Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna. Benjamin will talk about the reimagined virtual season and share his experience with directing Tuesdays with Morrie. Members and partners are encouraged to invite their mentors and mentees to the conversation. RSVP to Elizabeth Petermann at epetermann@irtlive.com by Wednesday, February 17. Interested in becoming a member? Purchase a membership or learn more at irtlive.com/offscript

 

Read the free digital program below or click here. Printed programs can be purchased here.


Artistic Notes:
“When we first realized, long about last May, that the world would require different stories of us in the pandemic, one of the first plays I thought of was Tuesdays with Morrie. It contains so many of the emotions and questions we hold now, inviting us to consider deeply what it means to be alive in the face of possible death.  And amazingly, witnessing Morrie’s journey is both profound and joy-filled, in part because now we are all more aware that we share this journey: the play is an open-hearted entreaty to face down the things that separate us from our best selves.” –Janet Allen, Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director

“If you are lucky, you know and love a Morrie. Your life-teachers may not come to mind immediately. Perhaps, like Mitch, your pursuit of progress has relegated them to the recesses of your memory. But they are there, somewhere, waiting to recount their pearls of wisdom and sage advice....I hope that Tuesdays with Morrie inspires you to remembering the words of your Morrie, whoever and wherever they may be, and that you live joyfully in our New Year.” –Benjamin Hanna, Director 

Multimedia


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Video: Tuesdays with Morrie Promo Video

Cast Members


Ryan Artzberger
RYAN ARTZBERGER
Mitch
Henry Woronicz
HENRY WORONICZ
Morrie

Creative Team

Benjamin HannaDirector
ROB KOHARCHIKScenic Designer
GUY CLARKCostume Designer
Xavier PierceLighting Designer
Melanie Chen ColeSound Designer & Composer
Richard J RobertsDramaturg
Nathan GarrisonProduction Coordinator
REBECCA ROEBERProduction Assistant

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