Some people find Mitch Alboms heartwarming-as-apple-pie novel Tuesdays with Morrie a tad trite. Haters. Theyre either jealous writers who think that Alboms life-affirming messages are facile or theyre drunks who think all that happy-crappy stuff is pure bullshit but still clutch their pillow at night wondering why life isnt working out so great for them. Sure, thats heavy judgment to level, but what do you want from us, some sobering life lesson? Go read The Alchemist, you tarts.
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Still, for those who are perfectly comfortable with their affection for Hallmark cards, Tuesdays with Morrie has been adapted into a play. Its the story of Alboms interactions with his aged professor, Morrie Schwartz, whos been stricken with Lou Gehrigs Disease. During the last few months of Morries life, he and Albom share a lot of tender moments that lead to deep introspection on the part of Mitch. The premise may be pretty common ground, but since the plays going to be hitting the stage at the Caldwell Theatre Companys Count de Hoernle Theater (7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) expect a faithful and touching adaptation even if youre a writer or a drunk (same thing). Morrie runs from April 6 to May 11. Tickets start at $36. Call 561-241-7432, or visit www.caldwelltheatre.com.
Wed., April 9, 2008