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Emotional ‘Morrie’ on stage

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The Center for Arts in Natick will present three showings of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” a play based on Mitch Albom’s popular book that explores the relationship between Albom and his dying Brandeis University professor, Morrie Schwartz. In this particular production, a local father-son duo will play the lead roles: Jay Ball, a longtime Natick resident, will star as Morrie, and his son, professional actor Alan Ball, will play Mitch, according to the center. The play, like the book, centers on how Albom, a sports columnist, seeks to reconnect with his old professor, who is dying of ALS, and along the way learns many lessons about the meaning of life. “Tuesdays with Morrie” will be staged Saturday at 8 p.m. and next Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 for TCAN members, $25 for nonmembers, and $20 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the center’s box office at 14 Summer St., by phone at 508-647-0097, and online at

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