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									12.13 Productions and the Windsor Essex County ALS Society invite you
to pause and reflect on life, death and the small things that make life

"A Tribute to Dr. Ron W. Ianni" Saturday May 9, 2009 at The Chrysler

The Program will include a tribute to the former President of the
University of Windsor and a live performance of "Tuesdays with

Mina Grossman-Ianni is the Honourary Chairperson for the event. Peter
Hrastovec and Sharon Coleman are co-chairs. Peter is a local lawyer
who is heavily involved in community projects and Sharon is President
of the Windsor -Essex County ALS.

"Tuesdays with Morrie" by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on a
book by Mitch Albom, is directed by Mario Carnevale (Lost in Yonkers,
The Graduate, A Christmas Story). The production stars James Neely as
Morrie Schwartz and Clinton Hammond as Mitch Albom.

Dr. Ianni was Dean of the University Law Faculty for nine years and
then he was appointed the third president of the University of Windsor,
a position he held with a great deal of distinction until his death
from ALS in 1997. As President and Vice- Chancellor of the University
for more than 13 years, he oversaw a crucial period in the University’s
development. He influenced affairs of government in many areas but
especially as the Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities.

"Tuesdays with Morrie" is about Mitch, an accomplished sports
journalist, and Morrie, his former college professor. Sixteen years
after Mitch graduates, he sees Morrie on Ted Koppel's Nightline, where
 Morrie is discussing his battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Morrie is
 the same – witty and amazingly upbeat - but over the years, Mitch has
become a career-obsessed man who feels a definite lack in his life.
After the Nightline interview, the two reconnect and what starts out as
a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage – a final class in the
meaning of life. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their
time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with
the world.

"Tuesdays With Morrie" has become a landmark in the popular culture,
first promoted in 1997 on Oprah Winfrey's book club, and then appearing
on The New York Times Best Seller list for over five years. Tuesdays
With Morrie has been published in 34 countries, in 30 languages with
over 11 million copies in print.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Windsor Essex County Chapter
of ALS and 12.13 Productions.

Tickets for "A Tribute to Dr. Ron W. Ianni" are on sale now.
Tickets are $75.00 and can be purchased online
at www.chryslertheatre.com, by phone at 519-252-6579 or 1-800.387.918,
and in person at the Chrysler Theatre Box Office, 201 Riverside Drive
West, Windsor (Ferry Street entrance).
Box Office hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
The admission price includes an After Glow Reception which features
appetizers, a cash bar and the opportunity to mix and mingle with
members of the cast, ALS members and the Ianni family.

For further information please call 519-969-8855 or visit

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