Last night Bridget and I went to the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island in Vancouver to watch Tuesdays with Morrie. In a word, it was amazing.
I read the Mitch Albom’s book, Tuesdays with Morrie, a number of years ago. My mom gave me a copy and told me I would enjoy it. As usual, she was right. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me think about the special people in my life. You can’t ask for a whole lot more.
I don’t have a great memory for stories – I usually remember how I’ve felt when reading the stories, rather than the details of the story itself. This was the case with Tuesdays with Morrie too. When we arrived at the Arts Club last night I new I was going to really enjoy the play because I remembered how good the book made me feel.
The play included only two characters, Mitch (Warren Kimmel) and Morrie (Antony Holland), and a small set. The performance drew me in right away, a fly on the wall in Morrie’s den while both men meet every Tuesday. Holland was incredible as Morrie, from dancing at the beginning of the performance to shaking and being bedridden at the end, it didn’t feel like I was watching actors, it felt as though I was really there. Kimmel did a wonderful job as well – the chemistry between the two actors was phenomenal.
Tuesday with Morrie at the Arts Club Theatre only runs until August 26th – so go see the show. It was worth every penny…and tear.