“The Guys” at EWC, March 29, 2005
Featuring Joann Lamneck and Roy Harry
Teaneck, NJ (February 10, 2005) —“The Guys,” a two-character play about the personal dramas set in motion by the 9/11 terrorists attacks, will be presented Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. on Fairleigh Dickinson's Metropolitan Campus.
The play is a dialogue between Nick, a New York City fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center, and Joan, an editor who helps him write their eulogies as she struggles to come to terms with the event. It deals with the uniqueness of relationships formed by public tragedy.
As Joan says of her relationship with Nick: “Nick and I weren’t supposed to meet. You couldn’t create another sequence for his life that leads to me. Or for my life that leads to him. After September 11th, all over the city, people jumped tracks.”
Journalist Anne Nelson wrote the play in nine days, based on her experience writing eulogies for New York City firefighters lost in the collapse of the Twin Towers. “The Guys” was sold out during its 13-month off-Broadway run starring Bill Murray and later adapted into a film with Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia.
The production at Fairleigh Dickinson — directed by Alan Demovsky — features Joann Lamneck and Roy Harry. Lamneck has appeared on television in “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Third Watch” and in such films as “Regarding Henry,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” and “Meet Joe Black.” Harry has performed in more than 30 productions and currently appears in Richard Knipe's original production "The 4th Commandment," winner of the NYC Strawberry Festival.
The play, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in the auditorium of the Edward Williams Building at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, NJ. For more information, call 201-692-7028.