First performed in a hit off-off-Broadway production, The Guys 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.
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. As Joan, an editor by trade, draws Nick out about “the guys,”
powerful profiles emerge, 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 never would
have met under normal circumstances, 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. Download and start listening now!