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‘Home Run’ to open Friday at Morris theater

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:58 a.m. CST

Morris Orpheum Theatre will open this Friday, April 19 through April 21, for “Home Run,” the story of a professional baseball player, Cory Brand. This inspiring story is told with humor and compassion and shows that no matter what your hurt, habit or hang-up, freedom is possible. Vivica Fox plays his agent.

Cory whose big dreams and big plays have led him far from the small town he once called home, the memories of his abusive father continue to haunt him. Cory spirals out of control with years of hard-partying and reckless living.

After a meltdown on the field and a DUI charge, a team suspension sends Cory back to his small town, forced to complete a 12-step program (Celebrate Recovery) before he can return to his team.

Desperate to save his career and reputation, he is forced to coach the local misfit Little League team and spend eight-weeks in the only recovery program in town (Celebrate Recovery), Cory encounters a group of addicts who help him face old wounds, new opponents, and the love he left behind.

His journey leads him to discover truths more powerful than he every imagined — and toward the most important play of his life.

Celebrate Recovery is based on Christian principles. It was founded in 1991 for people dealing with any of life’s hurts, habits, or hang ups.

Currently there are 19,000 ministries worldwide with one located in Ottawa that meets every Friday night at the Ottawa First Church North campus, 4161 Columbus St. It is nondenominational and open to the public. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the movie are $9. Call OFC at (815) 434-3794. More information is available at homerunthemovie.com or the Morris Orpheum Theater website.

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