The Attic Ensemble, Theater for a New Jersey City will present The Guys by Anne Nelson, directed by Art Delo. The production features AJ Liana of Bayonne and Wanda Maragni of West Orange.
Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, 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.
In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity.
THE GUYS is based on a true story.
Performances are Tuesday, September 11th through Sunday September 16, 2007, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 pm, Thursday and Sunday at 7 pm with a Sunday Matinee at 3 pm. Performances are held at the Attic Ensemble Theater located in the historic Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City. Tickets are $20.00 general admission, $15 students and seniors. A portion of the opening night proceeds will be donated to a 9/11 charity.
Tickets can be charged online at www.brownpapertickets.com. NJ Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing. For further information, group rate pricing, reservations and directions call (201) 413-9200 or visit the website at www.atticensemble.org. The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free. Large print program available upon request.
The Attic Ensemble
Theater for a New Jersey City
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City NJ 07302