LANCASTER -- Batavia actor Norm Argulsky will reprise his acclaimed role as Morrie in a third production of the touching play "Tuesdays with Morrie."
Argulsky, who earned an award of excellence for his portrayal of the terminally ill college professor last spring, will join the production by Red Carpet Theater Productions that opens Jan. 21 at Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave.
The play, an adaptation of Mitch Albom's best-selling book, relates the true story of Albom, a journalist, and Morrie, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch sees Morrie's appearance on a television news program talking about his diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease and sets out on journey to reunite with his mentor. What starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a chance to examine the meaning of life, love, friendship and death.
Equity Actor Ray Boucher will portray Mitch.
Argulsky first played Morrie last May in a production staged by the Wyoming County Bicentennial Singers. That performance earned him an award from the Theatre Association of New York St. The production was later re-staged at St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia.
The upcoming performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. jan. 21, 22, 28 and 29, and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30.
Tickets, which cost $16 to $18 (with senior and student discounts available), are available at the Opera House box office and by calling (716) 683-1776.