It's the end of the first week of rehearsals for Tuesdays With Morrie. I received an email from Sheila Graham, our Finance Manager at Rosebud Centre of the Arts. Here are her observations about the first read. They're worth sharing.
"I recently attended the first read of our upcoming fall show, Tuesdays with Morrie. It was a tingles-up-my-spine experience!
I have the luxury and privilege in my position with Rosebud to get a little glimpse into the creative spirit that brings this thing called live theatre together. It feels to me like stealing time away from counting, adding and subtracting, to peak through a keyhole in a door into a mysterious and often magical world.
The read for Morrie was exactly like that. I know the power Dave Snider commands on stage. I have been awed by it on many occasions. To watch Morris Ertman take on a different challenge in the process was very cool. He met Dave’s power with such an open heart it seared right through to my heart. I don’t know how he accomplished that, but it seems magical to me! These two powerful and gifted men took hold of the people and relationships in this story and, through my keyhole, time melted away. And this was just the read! I am so excited to witness the journey this story takes under the love and care of Rosebud!"