30 September 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IOWA STAGE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
Company presents Mitch Albom’s story of love and loss as part of their virtual season.
Iowa Stage Theatre Company, central Iowa’s home for award-winning theater that inspires, enlightens and entertains, is presenting a live streamed version of Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s Tuesdays with Morrie, an adaptation of Albom’s best-selling book.
Tuesdays with Morrie tells the story of successful sports writer Mitch who, through a story on Nightline, reconnects with his college mentor, sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Morrie is dying of ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease), and although they have lost touch for 16 years Mitch begins to visit with Morrie every Tuesday, learning lessons of life, love and loss.
“There are thousands and thousands of people in care facilities in Iowa alone” Matthew McIver, Artistic Director of ISTC, said. “In the pandemic these folks are facing illness and loss without being able to have their family and friends with them. We wanted to tell a story about someone dealing with that kind of loss, who faces it with courage and love, and teaches a lesson we all can learn from.”
Albom’s memoir about his teacher sold over 15 million copies and has been translated into dozens of languages. It has been adapted for television and the stage, and ISTC will be sending performances over the internet. The production is being sponsored by AARP Iowa, with a co-sponsorship by American Enterprise.
“We hear all the time from our members about how important it is to stay connected to their loved ones,” said AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson. “Thanks to Iowa Stage Theatre for giving a voice to the importance of combating the social isolation of vulnerable Iowans in nursing homes and other long term care facilities, especially in these times.”
“Thanks to Iowa Stage Theatre for giving a voice to the importance of combating the social isolation of vulnerable Iowans in nursing homes and other long term care facilities, especially in these times.” -AARP Iowa
Debbie DeCamp, American Enterprise Vice president of Corporate Marketing and Communications, added: “We are honored to partner with the Iowa Stage Theatre Company as they seek to help enrich the cultural landscape of Central Iowa with events that inspire, enlighten, and entertain the members of our community. As an extension of our culture of betterment, American Enterprise believes it is important to support organizations who are dedicated to making a difference in our communities. We appreciate the efforts of the Iowa Stage Theater Company and how they have sought creative ways to continue to have an impact during these unprecedented times.”
“We are honored to partner with the Iowa Stage Theatre Company as they seek to help enrich the cultural landscape of Central Iowa..." -American Enterprise
Artistic Director Matthew McIver will direct, with ISTC Resident Artist Company members Benjamin Sheridan as Mitch and Tom Geraty as Morrie. Tickets are required and will be available from the Iowa Stage Theatre website: https://www.iowastage.org/tuesdays-with-morrie
All tickets receive the same livestream, but patrons can choose to support ISTC at the $20, $30 or $40 level.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:00PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:00PM
Thursday ,October 22, 2020 7:00PM
Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00PM
Saturday, October 24, 2020 2:00PM
Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00PM
Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:00PM
Iowa Stage Theatre Company, founded in 2017, is a professional theater company in central Iowa that creates high-quality audience experiences of the greatest stories ever told on stage, from the classics to the cutting edge. Led by Artistic Director Matthew McIver, our Resident Artist Company works to transform Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.