FELICITY HUFFMAN & WILLIAM H. MACY
TO STAR IN A STAGED READING OF “THE GUYS” ON SEPTEMBER 10-11
PERFORMANCES TO BENEFIT AXES & ARMS AND THEATRE ASPEN EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Based on a true story, The Guys follows two individuals less than two weeks after the September 11 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.
This will be a staged reading. What is a staged reading? It is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes. The actors, who read from scripts, may be seated, stand in fixed positions, or incorporate minimal stage movement.
This special presentation of The Guys is part of Theatre Aspen’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.
ABOUT AXES & ARMS
Axes & Arms is a non-political, non-affiliated, non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping emergency service providers and their families in the Roaring Fork Valley in times of critical need. To learn more, go to www.axesandarms.org.
ABOUT THEATRE ASPEN EDUCATION
In its 25th year, Theatre Aspen Education proudly offers programs and productions for K-12 students of all abilities throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. It is part of Theatre Aspen’s mission to educate the next generation of theatre artists and enthusiasts through programs for audiences and students of all ages. Theatre Aspen wants to ensure that education programs are within the reach of any student who wants to participate, and Theatre Aspen Education proudly has never turned a student away due to financial need.