Weekly visits for meaning of life

Jeff Hansen and Alan Kennedy in Tuesdays with Morrie.
Jeff Hansen and Alan Kennedy in Tuesdays with Morrie.

The production tells the true story of a friendship between a journalist and his former professor and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and master class in the meaning of life.

Director Ryan Taaffe said Tuesdays with Morrie was more than just a true story.

“Main characters Albom and Schwartz met just fourteen times on Tuesdays, yet from those visits we learn so much about ourselves, such as love, honesty and happiness,” Taaffe said.

“It is an inspiring play and I’m privileged to have two very experienced actors in Jeff Hansen as the journalist and Alan Kennedy as the professor.”

Hansen and Kennedy previously appeared together in the Finley Award-winning play Twelve Angry Men at Melville in 2014.

Taaffe has won Finley awards for several previous productions, including Cabaret.

Stirling Players will donate the proceeds of its nightly raffle to MND Australia, which promotes research to identify the cause of Motor Neurone Disease.

Tuesdays with Morrie is at The Stirling Theatre in Innaloo until March 5, with a matinee on February 28.

Tickets available through Morris News on 9440 1040 or www.trybooking.com/JUFX.

Visit www.stirlingplayers. com.au.