Wednesday, October 7, 2020

SRT Returns To The Stage In November With Tuesdays With Morrie

Hooray!!! Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is the first theatre company returning to a live production on stage in November with Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE!

Live performances came to a halt since the Circuit Breaker in April this year, and those working in the artistic fields faced a challenging 7 months when gatherings were strictly limited. Luckily, the number of COVID-19 cases in Red Dot Island have been decreasing. Some safety restrictions have also been eased recently, allowing small scale performances of up to 50 attendees.

I’m so excited about this production for so many reasons. A fantastic script based on a book I love brought to life by a wonderful cast and creative team. Even though we may only have 50 people a night watching which is completely unviable financially, it is our passion and dedication to keeping theatre alive that has fuelled our desire to plough ahead,” said Charlotte Nors, SRT’s Managing Director.

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is based on the touching and intimate memoir of the same title by Mitch Albom. The play, written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, takes the audience on a journey of a heartwarming and life affirming bond between mentor and student.

After graduating from college, Mitch is now an ambitious journalist. He reunites and rekindles his friendship with his college professor Morrie, who is suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). After that, Mitch visits Morrie weekly, every time on a Tuesday. It is during these meetings that Morrie discusses and imparts to Mitch a last final gift - the important lessons on how to live life.

At rehearsal - Benjamin Chow, Remesh Panicker and Samantha Scott-Blackhall

Theatre veteran Remesh Panicker (Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice) takes on the role of Morrie, while Benjamin Chow (The LYK Musical) plays Mitch. The play is directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall.

To bring the play and its powerful messages even closer to the audience, SRT's theatre hall has been re-designed to a café-styled setting. This also serves to provide safe-distancing for everyone watching the performance.

If you have been craving hard for a live theatre experience ever since the Circuit Breaker, grab those tickets for TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. and give SRT some love and support.

Here are some information for SRT's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE:

Dates: Previews 1st November 2020. Premiere 4th November 2020
Prices: From $50
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Ticketing: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or SRT's website

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