Life gets in the way, and after sixteen years of living, Mitch sees Morrie on. Nightline. During the Ted Koppel interview, it is discovered that Morrie has been diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gehrigs disease) and his body is going to start shutting down. Greg Byrne as Morrie and Stefan Cohen as Mitch. Photo provided by Blackfriars Theatre. Have you ever told someone that you would keep in touch, and then life gets in the way and you dont? Here in Morries office, life went on one precious day at a time. 1997 Tuesdays With Morrie, from The Fourth Tuesday: We Talk About Death By Mitch Albom. Life gets in the way, and after sixteen years of living, Mitch sees Morrie on Nightline. Theatre Review: Tuesdays With Morrie at Blackfriars Theatre. Tuesdays with Morrie. This quot; of Morrie Schwartz rather aptly sums up the situation we find ourselves in all too often. Tuesdays with Morrie is a fine book. This play is a rollercoaster of emotions that checks our pulse as human beings. After feeling guilty for not keeping in contact since college, Mitch calls Morrie, who is sharp as a whip and knows exactly who he is. Tuesdays With Morrie, based on the award-winning memoir by Mitch Albom, tells the story of a jazz musician turned sports reporter who, after graduation, forgets to keep in touch with his sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. This is a story of a celebration of life. Albom and Hatchers script allows for the serious and the humorous to appear side by side. What I loved about this production is that one second I was tearing up and the next, I was doubled. Mitch Albom, the novelist of the novel Tuesdays with Morrie, uses flashbacks to bring out deeper connotation to the story. In order to epitomize the inherent lessons that he leant from Morrie. He has no problem putting a smile on our faces with his smart as a whip one-liners, and his ability to enlighten us with amazing wisdom on life. This story is not a sad story of death.