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‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ Will Begin Season Seven at Playhouse on Park

Chris Richards as Mitch. Submitted photo

The Main Stage Series at West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park begins Oct. 2.

Chris Richards as Mitch. Submitted photo

Chris Richards as Mitch. Submitted photo

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Playhouse on Park is pleased to present Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie, the first of many dynamic shows included in its Season Seven Main Stage Series. Fans of the touching and unforgettable book will be thrilled to see this story come to life on stage. Opening night is Friday, Oct. 2.

Adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie chronicles the relationship between a professor and his student over the span of several years. Mitch, a successful journalist whose life is dedicated to his work, reconnects with Morrie, a former professor who is facing life with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Sasha Brätt (Playhouse on Park: OTHELLO, THE DINING ROOM, NYC Fringe: LADY MACBETH and HER LOVER, BABY HUBRIS) returns to Playhouse on Park to direct this unforgettable autobiographical story. What begins as a visit to an old friend blossoms into weekly meetings punctuated with tears and laughter. While the cast may be small in number, their conversations encompass life’s purpose, marriage, death, and acceptance.

Director Sasha Bratt. Submitted photo

Director Sasha Bratt. Submitted photo

Making their Playhouse on Park debuts in this production are Gannon McHale (Broadway: James Joyce’s THE DEAD, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Film: Aaron Haddam in LINCOLN) as Morrie, and Chris Richards (The Pearl Theatre Co: THE PHILANDERER, THE MISANTHROPE, Cleveland Playhouse, TV: THE KNICK, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) as Mitch.

Gannon McHale as Morrie. Submitted photo

Gannon McHale as Morrie. Submitted photo

Tuesdays With Morrie runs Sept. 30- Oct. 18. Tickets are now on sale, ranging from $25-$35, all seats reserved. Student and Senior Discounts are available. A Tuesday Playdate Matinee is planned for Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. with all seats priced at $22.50. Additionally, the Playhouse has begun a corresponding Tuesdays With Morrie book club, meeting on Sept. 22, Oct. 6, and Oct. 18. Call our box office or visit our website to register.

With the beginning of a new season also comes new Playhouse on Park dining partners! Visit our website for a full listing of your delectable options!

Call the box office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.

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