Starring ....... Jasmine Guy and Brian Kurlander The Guys..................... by Anne Nelson
Written by Anne Nelson
Directed by Elisa Carlson
Starring Jasmine Guy and Brian Kurlander
"One of the most touching theatrical performances that has come out in recent memory." - Laura Blatterman Brown, Broadway World
"...to see it 12 years later in director Elisa Carlson's strikingly designed staging for Theatrical Outfit, the play is no less potent or profound - and perhaps even more so." - Bert Osborne, Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Director Elisa Carlson has given great vision to Nelson’s tribute, leading an outstanding design team and cast... A poignant, yet uplifting piece of theatre..." - Atlanta Theatre Fans
"...the drama packs a lot into its sleek 80 minutes... it’s hard not to be moved by the characters’ efforts to understand each other and their mutual search for meaning in the face of an incomprehensibly tragic event." - ArtsATL
"...there's humor, and hard nosed observations, and it's mighty satisfying. The audience was all wrapped up in it, and I'm very glad to have seen it." - Facebook fan
"Saw it last night; well-deserved standing O." - Facebook fan
"...moving and emotional... I'd encourage anyone in the Atlanta area to see the play..." - Facebook fan
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Based on playwright Nelson’s own story, we meet Joan, an editor, as she receives an unexpected phone call from Nick, the fire captain. He requests her help on composing the many eulogies he must deliver at memorial services for the men he lost on 9/11. As the afternoon wanes, a friendship grows while the two navigate the emotional landscape of grief, drawing on humor and the bonds of a common humanity.
"A courageous and riveting play that tackles the horror of September 11th with an intimacy that's both unsettling and healing." —Christian Science Monitor
Running Time: 80 mins., no intermission.
THE GUYS TALKBACK PERFORMANCES
(Please remain in the theater after select evening shows for a moderated discussion of our work.)
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28
Thursday, October 3
Saturday, October 5
Written by: Anne Nelson
Director: Elisa Carlson
Set Designer: Lizz Dorsey
Lighting/Video Designer: Mike Post
Sound Designer: Kendall Simpson
Choreographer: Pytron Parker
Props Designer: Maclare "MC" Park
Stage Manager: Wendy Palmer*
*Member of Actors' Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
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This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of FCAC.