Lynn Valley United Church is thrilled to announce a special one-night performance of the critically acclaimed play by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
Featuring the multi award-winning actor Antony Holland and local rising talent Joel Grinke, this story speaks of connection, loss and renewal, and is offered as part of the church’s “real stories of Easter” Holy Week experience.
Tickets are $20 ($5 discount for students), and are available at the church office or at the door on the night of the performance. Proceeds from the performance will go towards repaying the government resettlement fees of the refugee family the church has been helping to support over the past 11 months.
Tuesdays with Morrie is based on the true story about the relationship between a sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz (played by Antony Holland), and his student, Mitch Albom (played by Joel Grinke). The two bond through mentorship, with Mitch graduating and promising to keep in touch…a promise he forgets almost immediately.
Mitch abandons his creative passions and chooses a fast-paced career as a sports columnist that makes him extremely successful, but also a workoholic. Morrie, on the other hand, has since been diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and forced to retire. News of Morrie reaches busy Mitch, who hops on a plane in hopes of clearing his conscience.
With that one visit, and Morrie’s playful manipulation, sixteen years are erased and Mitch finds himself, once again, Morrie’s student; only this time, the lessons are far more important.
For information or to reserve tickets, call the church at 604-987-2114; their website is www.lynnvalleychurch.com.