Staged Reading: The Guys

Some 343 New York City firefighters were lost during the 9/11 attacks. That meant 343 funerals, 343 grieving families and 343 eulogies. The Guys, by Anne Nelson, is a drama centered on one fire captain who was responsible for writing some of those eulogies. A writer tasked with helping him to make each of those eulogies personal and meaningful helps him to craft vivid, alternately heartbreaking and uplifting portraits of the guys; ordinary men who were caught in extraordinary circumstances and rose to the occasion.

Claire Hart-Palumbo plays the writer, and Luke Wrobel plays the fire chief in this Theatre New West production. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Fire Department Chief Terry Garrison will be in attendance for this memorial performance. 6 p.m. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. For information, call 713-522-2204 or visit www.theatrenewwest.com. $25.
Sun., Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 2011

 
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