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Morrie: It’s a play about living

Tuesdays with Morrie is not a play about death. It’s a play about living. A play about living well.

Morrie was a teacher who lived his life to the fullest in every way and even when thrust into the inevitable too early, he chose life. This play is about a life well-lived. A life cherished. A life full of joy and constant discovery. It’s about choices. But never about endings.

As at the end of the John Donne poem “Death Be Not Proud:”

Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which yet thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must low
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones and soul’s delivery.

Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings and desperate men
And dost with poison, war and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

John Donne

Thanks for joining us in the joys of living.

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Billie McBride

Director

Billie is pleased to be back at CCT where she has done Driving Miss Daisy,...

Billie is pleased to be back at CCT where she has done Driving Miss Daisy, 4000 Milies, Grace & Glorie (April 2020) and directed Vigil and A Picasso.  Performances include For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday for The Aurora Fox (March 2020), Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for BETC and Life Sucks for The Aurora Fox, Sunday in the Park With George for The Arvada Center and Enchanted April for CSFAC. Her NYC credits include Torch Song Trilogy at the Helen Hayes and Safe Sex at the Lyceum. Since moving to Colorado, Billie has worked at The Denver Center, The Arvada Center, Curious Theatre, CSFAC, Miners Alley, And Toto Too, and BETC for which she is a proud ensemble member. She has won three Henry Awards, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 True West Award. Billie is also a director and a member of Actor’s Equity.

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