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The Center Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting a live theatrical version of Tuesdays With Morrie in Dover-Foxcroft and Greenville between Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, September 8th. The play was written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom and is based on the New York Times Bestselling book written by Mitch Albom. Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist, driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch sees Morrie's appearance on Nightline and learns that his old professor has Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Dan Sharrow (left as Mitch Albom) and Derrick Buschmann (right as Morrie Schwartz) will be performing Tuesdays With Morrie at the Center Theatre.
Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre's Executive Director, is proud to be able to bring the play to the Piscataquis community. "Tuesdays With Morrie is such a wonderful story. Whether you've read the book or seen the movie, the live play will bring it to life in a whole new way. There are some very funny moments and scenes that will touch everyone in the audience. It is also an important play to help us explore how we approach the end of life and how it effects those around us. Because of this, we are partnering with Pine Tree Hospice to host discussions after each performance about end of life issues."
Myers said the Theatre is also offering special pricing to encourage parents and their adult children to see the show. Tickets are only $10, and with every paid parent ticket a child of any age can attend for free. The play will be performed at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday, August 17th at 2  and 7 PM, Friday, August 23rd at 7 PM, Saturday, August 24th at 2 PM and 7 PM, and Sunday, August 25th at 2 PM. Then the show will move to Greenville High School for two performances on Saturday, September 7th at 7 PM and Sunday, September 8th at 2 PM.
Tuesdays With Morrie is being sponsored by Dover-Foxcroft Chiropractic Center and Moosehead Cottage Restorts with additional funding provided by the Maine Humanities Council. Tickets are available at the Center Theatre and Moosehead Marine Museum, by contacting the Center Theatre at 564-8943, visiting, or stopping in at the box office at 20 East Main Street between 8am and 4pm weekdays. The Center Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of making arts, culture, education, and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.