So..recently I have been quite stressed with work and haven’t got time to even blog about anything, but I have to, have to, have to blog about this one before I forget, because this play was simply FANTASTIC.
Last weekend I went to see the Cantonese adaptation of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. For those of you who don’t know, Tuesdays with Morrie is a non fiction novel that tells the story of the relationship between the author and his well respected professor. It’s a moving story that reveals the values of life, death, love, and forgiveness.
Having NOT read the book before hand, I didn’t know what to expect to see it as a play, especially when it was done in Cantonese. I suppose, it shouldn’t matter any way, because I wouldn’t have had anything to compare against; but it turned out to be one of the greatest plays I’ve seen in my entire. life. To put it in perspective, I was never the type to cry in movies or books no matter how touching others claimed the film/book to be.. but I cried while watching this play.
Quite simply done, the whole play only consisted of two actors and on top of that, the whole play was JUST dialogue and not much else. However, it was not at all dry, or boring; in fact, there wasn’t a single minute in the play where I didn’t pay attention and zoned out. The dialogue itself was just so strong that I could’ve just closed my eyes and listened to the two of them interacting, and still have felt that strong bond and meaning behind every single word.
So if you ever feel that your life’s awful, your job’s not satisfying you, your significant other isn’t being appreciative enough, or that your family just simply sucks – watch Tuesdays with Morrie, because it will shut your complains..well, at least temporarily.
They will be coming back in December for its 8th run, so get your tickets soon!
And a quote from the book before I go:
“Age is not a bad thing. When you age you grow. When you grow you learn. A leaf burns its brightest colours, just before it falls”.