Supported by a Maine Humanities Council Major Grant
In partnership with Pine Tree Hospice, Center Theatre will run summer 2019 theatrical productions of Tuesdays with Morrie, both at the Theater in Dover-Foxcroft and at Greenville High School. The performances will serve as a vehicle for facilitated discussions with the audience around end-of-life issues and loss.
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 happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling 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.
MHC Major Grants support for a variety of larger humanities projects such as exhibits, conferences, films, and other initiatives.