Auditions for “The Guys” by Anne Nelson are May 24 and 25 at 7 PM. Auditions are cold readings from the script. The first read through will take place shortly after casting and rehearsals begin in mid June. The production runs July 15, 16 and 17. Ben Delatizky directs. Characters are Joan, 40’s, a writer and editor and Nick, late 40’s - 50’s, a New York City fire captain. “The Guys” is set less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, while New Yorkers are still in shock. A writer is contacted by a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He's looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, the tango, appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity. “The Guys” is based on a true story. "A generous, sad, touching play about the braveries of grief." —NY Post. "A courageous and riveting…play that tackles the horror of September 11th with an intimacy that's both unsettling and healing." —Christian Science Monitor. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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