Clarksville, TN – Seasoned actor Jay Doolittle returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre this spring to reprise his role as Morrie Schwartz in the beloved play based on Mitch Albom’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, March 27th – April 11th.
Sixteen years after his college graduation, sportswriter Mitch Albom (played by Matthew Whitfield) happens to catch his former professor’s appearance on a television news program and learns that Morrie is battling ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.The two are reunited, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a class on the meaning of life. Directed by John McDonald, “Tuesdays with Morrie” is by turns poignant and humorous, deeply emotional and ultimately inspirational.
One of the top-selling memoirs of all time, Mitch Albom’s book spent 205 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold over 14 million copies, has been translated into 41 languages, and became an Emmy-award winning film starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. In 2001, Albom partnered with Jeffrey Hatcher to create the stage adaptation, which enjoyed a successful off-Broadway run.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” is made possible in part through the generous support of Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Drs. David & Ellen Kanervo, and J.T. & Diane Smith.
Friday, March 27th, is the traditional opening night pay-what-you-can preview. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for whatever amount patrons are able to pay.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” runs March 27th through April 11th, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, April 4th.
Tickets are $20.00 (adults) and $15.00 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org , by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Active-duty military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can enjoy two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN.