When Mitch Albom graduated from college, he promised his favorite professor that he'd always stay in touch. Sixteen years later, he's finally moved to honor that promise when he learns that Professor Morrie Schwartz is battling ALS, a degenerative neurological disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
When Mitch finally does keep his promise to Morrie, he makes up for lost time, spending every Tuesday afternoon with his beloved professor. Initially Mitch's visits are driven by feelings of guilt and obligation. But before long, the two resume their previous roles of teacher and student and Mitch gradually begins to reclaim the purpose that had disappeared from his life. Over the course of their weekly meetings, Morrie teaches his star pupil his most important lessons of all. Insightful and delightfully funny, Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie is a Master's class in the meaning of a life well-lived. Albom wrote the script for the stage play in collaboration with Jeffrey Hatcher. Anne Marie Cammarato directs.