Review of Tuesdays With Morrie by CKWR radio host Coral Andrews:

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 ALS. 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.

Show Dates

April 28 – May 13, 2023

Thursday – Saturday  at  8:00 pm
Sunday  at  2:00 pm

Cast & Crew

Director: Susan Garner

Susan is new to the Elmira Theatre Company, but no stranger to community theatre. Her 20+ directing credits include musicals and plays with London Community Players, Thistle Theatre (Embro) and CAST (Woodstock’s youth theatre). Susan has been nominated 3 times for Outstanding Direction with Western Ontario Drama League. She also enjoys play polishing, stage managing and acting. Favourite past shows include Waiting for the Parade, The Foursome, Melville Boys, Fiddler on the Roof, and Having Hope at Home.

E. B. Michael Austin as Morrie Schwartz

Michael is thrilled to make his Elmira debut as Morrie. A bit of a Morrie-disciple, he previous appeared in the role with genesis Theatre. Other past roles include Selsdon in Noises Off! and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice for Guelph Little Theatre; The Lord Chancellor in Iolanthe for RCMPi; and Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera at Toronto’s Columbus Centre. Originally from Texas, Québec, Michael landed in Toronto in the mid-80s and then re-located to southwestern Ontario in 2000. He now lives with the love of his life in Kincardine.

Michael Klein as Mitch Albom

This is Michael’s debut with Elmira Theatre Company. Recent productions include both the tour of Chelsea’s Story and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with J. M. Drama, and Donkey in Shrek The Musical with KWMP. Michael is an alumnus of the Theatre & Performance program at the University of Waterloo, where he has also served as a director, assistant technical director, and advisor. Favourite stage credits include Noises Off! (GLT), Urinetown the Musical (Curtain Call), Rent (RCMPI), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (First Light), and The Laramie Project (GLT).