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The Guys
May 16, 2019 Comments.. 816
The Guys First performed in a hit off off Broadway production and soon to be a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia The Guys is a timeless drama about the surprising truths people can discover
  • Title: The Guys
  • Author: AnneNelson
  • ISBN: 9780812967296
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • First performed in a hit off off Broadway production, and soon to be a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia, 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 captaFirst performed in a hit off off Broadway production, and soon to be a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia, 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 under normal circumstances never would have met, 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.
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    1. Senda says:

      I did NOT enjoy reading, watching, or designing for this play I found it stilted and stereotyped I feel for the subject matter and I do believe that it s extremely important to honor those men who sacrificed themselves on 9 11 I just don t think that this play was an effective way to do that.Journalism and playwriting are two drastically different forms The journalist formulas don t work on stage Anne Nelson, unfortunately, should stick to journalism.

    2. Yourfiendmrjones says:

      The plays that really engage me these days are either very dark or ones that point to a very humanistic optimism It must be the times we live in as much as anything I have personally going on.This is one of the hopeful ones Anything that points to people working together to overcome something nightmarish I m thinking of The Laramie Project as much as this already has my attention Mr Rogers once told a story where the phrase look for the helpers was the moral This is about the helpers It is well [...]

    3. Sofia Aguilar says:

      The Guys by Anne Smith is not a typical book Instead, it s a play about the firefighters who lost their lives responding to the tragedy of September 11 in New York City in 2001 Though it is only about eighty pages in length, it carries with it an astounding power that speaks to the human soul and encourages them to view the horrific events of that day in a strikingly new way Though it was required reading for my theatre class, The Guys was one of the few books I ve enjoyed while being obligated [...]

    4. Nikki says:

      I haven t read a play since high school, but I enjoyed getting back to it with this.I thought it was well done I captured the mood of the tale end of 2001 and 2002 I was also amazed with how much emotion can be placed into dialogue and minimal stage directions All in all, I liked it I m glad I stumbled upon it at the library.

    5. Sarah Draheim says:

      Just because you re writing about something heavy and so, so sad, doesn t mean you are going to touch someone s heart You ve got to write, well, too I like what Nelson did, because I think she did it out of a giving spirit, but the play isn t good The Afterward was really interesting though

    6. Karschtl says:

      A 2 person play about 9 11 Had to read it for an university lecture, and found it quite interesting although also a bit dry since it is only talking talking talking but no action.Was made into an Broadway play with Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia and eventually also into a movie.

    7. ShanLandis says:

      Check out my review here shannonsbookbag 2

    8. Mark A. says:

      Performing this piece

    9. Grace says:

      A quick read.

    10. Steffi says:

      Almost ten years later I still find it difficult to read or watch anything related to 9 11.

    11. Matt says:

      A thoughtful look into how NYC and fdny was handling post 9 11.

    12. Lynette Rambousek says:

      Always interesting to read about 9 11 My first time reading a play and enjoyed it.

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