In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. and to honor first responders, The SRC Community Chorus and SRC Theatre jointly announce the production of THE GUYS, a two-person play written by Anne Nelson.
The production will be presented on September 10, 11 @ 7:00 p.m., and 12 @ 3:00 p.m., 2021 in the SRC Theatre in Taylor Hall on the Canton Campus. The cast features Douglas Okey as Nick and Carol Davis as Joan.
Seating is limited to 40 people per performance. Reservations are required and may be made by completing the show form at www.src.edu/chorus. You may also call (309) 649-6260 between 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Proceeds benefit the Howard Strube Memorial Scholarship and the SRC School of Nursing. First responders and frontline workers will be recognized at each production.
THE GUYS was developed and first produced at The Flea Theatre in December 2001 with Sigourney Weaver as Joan and Bill Murray as Nick. The 2021 SRC production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
Based on true events, THE GUYS takes place less than two weeks after the attacks on New York City. An editor, Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a New York City Fire Captain, who lost most of his department in the attack. Nick must deliver eulogies at several memorial services and seeks Joan’s help in developing these extremely emotional speeches.
Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen by recounting their virtues and their foibles, and then 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, the tango, the appreciation of craft in all its form, and the enduring bonds of common humanity.
Please visit www.src.edu/chorus for more information.