it’s familiar. it’s Flea.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Flea Theater will present special performances of Anne Nelson’s THE GUYS at various venues in Lower Manhattan including the Museum of Jewish Heritage (for the FDNY) and Goldman Sachs.
Director Jim Simpson and acclaimed actors Sigourney Weaver and Tom Wopat reprise their work in this moving post-9/11 piece for FDNY families, the downtown community and other guests.
“The Flea could not be more honored to once again present a work that so helped and healed when it was first presented a decade ago,” notes Ostrow. “We thank the FDNY and Goldman Sachs for hosting a theatrical moment of reflection as we look back at a period that so changed us all.”
THE GUYS is a dialogue between a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the September 11th attack, and an editor who helps him write the eulogies as she struggles herself to come to terms with the event. It originally played as a workshop production with Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, and its initial year-long run featured other notable performers including Susan Sarandon, Anthony LaPaglia, Tim Robbins, Marlo Thomas, Stephen Lang, Amy Irving, Bill Irwin, Swoosie Kurtz and Dan Lauria. A film version of THE GUYS starring Weaver and LaPaglia was also released in 2003 by Focus Features.
The piece will be performed Tuesday, September 6 at the Goldman Sachs headquarters (200 West Street) for invited guests, with a special talkback moderated by veteran television journalist Harry Smith and featuring Anne Nelson and others.
On Wednesday, September 7 the production shifts to The Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place) for a 3pm performance for FDNY families and the public.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage will also host a special benefit performance on Thursday, September 8 for The FDNY Foundation, the official 501©(3) non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department. The funds raised will assist the FDNY in its mission to prevent and respond to fires, medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, protecting the lives and property of residents and visitors in New York City. The FDNY Foundation funds programs to help meet the Department’s training, equipment, and education needs. The FDNY is grateful to Bank of America for underwriting the commemorative performances of The Guys.
A limited number of tickets are available for the 3pm, Wednesday, September 7 performance @ The Museum of Jewish Heritage. One (1) ticket available per person.
An additional performance will also be offered Friday, September 9 @ 2pm, featuring former Bats (and original production understudies) Irene Walsh and Tim Cummings. One (1) ticket available per person.
To request a ticket, please email theguys[at]theflea.org with your: desired performance date, full name, email address, and phone number.
You will be notified by August 30 if we can or cannot accommodate your ticket request.
No phone calls please