Adirondack Regional Theatre is proud to present Anne Nelson’s play THE GUYS at the Essex Theatre Company August 27-29. THE GUYS, based on a true story, is a timeless drama about the surprising truths people can discover in ordinary lives, and the connections we make with others and ourselves in times of tragedy.
Essex Country First Responders will be the beneficiary of the funds raised from the performances presented at the Masonic Lodge in Essex N.Y. Tickets for the event are $15. Show times are 7pm on August 27 & 28 and 2pm on August 29. For tickets and more information email email@example.com or call 518-526-4520
The story of THE GUYS.
Paralyzed by grief and unable to put his thoughts into words, Nick, a fire captain, seeks out the help of a writer to compose eulogies for the colleagues and friends he lost in the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001. Joan, an editor by trade, draws out powerful profiles from Nick about “the guys,” revealing vivid personalities and the substance and meaning that lie beneath the surface of seemingly unremarkable people. As the individual talents and enthusiasms of the people within the small firehouse community are realized, we come to understand the uniqueness and value of what each person has to contribute. And Nick and Joan, two people who under normal circumstances never would have met, jump the well-defined tracks of their own lives, and so learn about themselves, about life, and about the healing power of human connection, through talking about ‘the guys’.
Adirondack Regional Theatre’s production stars Lee Ann Thomas, a humanities professor at Clinton Community College as Joan and Former Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon as Nick.
THE GUYS is sponsored by the Chapel Hill Foundation, WNBZ 106.3FM and FirstLight.
The Author: Anne Nelson wrote The Guys in just nine days, based on her experiences following the September 11th attacks. Nelson is an author and lecturer in the fields of international affairs, media and human rights. As a journalist she covered the conflicts in El Salvador and Guatemala, and won the Livingston Award for best international reporting from the Philippines. She served as the director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. In 1995 she became the director the international program at the Columbia School of Journalism, where she created the first curriculum in human rights reporting. Since 2003 Nelson has been teaching at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where her classes and research explore how digital media can support the underserved populations of the world through public health, education and culture.
Adirondack Regional Theatre is Plattsburgh’s only year round community theater group. Since its founding in 2000, the organization has presented approximately 100 shows to audiences throughout the North Country. ART performs musicals, comedies, dramas, murder mysteries, children’s theatre and summer camps. For more information you can contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out its website www.adktheatre.com
Who: Adirondack Regional Theatre
What: Anne Nelson’s play “The Guys”, a benefit for Essex County First Responders
When: August 27 & 28 at 7pm and August 29 at 2pm
Where: Essex Theatre Company at the Masonic Lodge on Main St Essex N.Y.
Ticket Info: Ticket price $15. Tickets available at the door. Advance ticketing available by calling 518-526-4520 or emailing email@example.com.