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Summer Theatre opens ‘Tuesdays’

Local actors dramatize best-selling book

Plenty of people loved the best-selling book “Tuesdays With Morrie,” by Mitch Albom.

Now, fans of the book can hear the story come to life at a special reading of a stage version of “Tuesdays With Morrie,” featuring well-known local actors Roger Welch and Jack Bannon.

Bannon, best known for his role on TV’s “Lou Grant,” will take on the role of Morrie Schwartz, a wise sociology professor. Welch will read the role of Albom, who was one of Schwartz’s students.

Albom reconnects with the elderly Morrie and visits him every Tuesday. They discuss values, happiness, love and “how to see the world as a more profound place.”

Schwartz becomes the most important mentor in Albom’s life – all while Schwartz is dying.

This reading is a benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Welch is the theater’s artistic director.

There will be three performances: Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Sept. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m.

The event takes place in Coeur d’Alene at North Idaho College’s Molstead Library, Todd Hall, which is across the street from the Summer Theatre’s usual performance space at Boswell Hall.

Tickets are $25, available by calling (208) 769-7780 or through Seating is limited to 75 per show.

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