Winneshiek Players 95th Season
Written By: Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
Written by A.R. Gurney
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and
position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins
with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.
Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the
boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale
and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good
schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment
to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries,
becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and,
eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in
tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she
should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy
do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both
of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after
Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they
really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart,
perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
Odd Couple – Female Version
Written By: Neil Simon
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.
August 11th, 12th, 18th at 7:30pm
August 19th 2pm and 7:30pm