Mission resident directs Tuesdays with Morrie

Mission’s Carissa Boynton is directing Tuesdays with Morrie at the Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.

The show runs from Jan. 21-22, Jan. 27-19 and from Feb. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are on Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. The play, written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, is based on Albom’s book Tuesdays with Morrie.

Albom is a successful journalist and when he comes across a television program featuring his old college professor, Morrie Shwartz, who is suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, he decides to visit him.

What begins as a simple reunion turns into a weekly pilgrimage and an advanced course in the meaning of life.

Janik Livera and Katherine McKellar are two other Mission residents working behind the scenes in the show.

Tickets for Tuesdays with Morrie are available at the House of James on Emerson Street in Abbotsford, or by calling 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828. For more information visit www.gallery7theatre.com.