is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lonesome Girl Productions and THE GUYS are Centered (psst...a tree will be planted for every ticket bought online!)

A few years ago, I covered the one- year anniversary of the Flight 5191 crash at Bluegrass Airport for Ace Weekly.  I spent two days and nights compiling obituaries for the victims.  In those two days, I shed many tears, but an email from one of the family members after the paper was published soothed my soul. She said, "We appreciate that the story was written with such compassion and care."  Those words changed my life. I shall always want to be known as someone who writes with a loving pen. 

The characters in THE GUYS -- which opens next month at *Centered* -- experience that same sort of painful but blissful wisdom...and share it with each other.  This play is a sweet reminder that we are all here for a purpose. It is our duty to find that purpose and fulfill it, but sometimes Fate steps in and sees us through...



Lonesome Girl Productions 

presents

 THE GUYS!


Directed by Jenny Christian


Starring Peggy Stamps & Russell Mendez

Tuesday, September 10 - Friday, September 13 @ 8:30 

    • a portion of the OPENING NIGHT Box Office will be donated to the Lexington Fire Department and those directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001.
Saturday, September 14 @ 4:00 with a Talk Back to follow
    • any ticket holder from the week is invited to the talk back following Saturday's matinee.
The lovely and talented Peggy Stamps
Tickets are $8 and $10 - reserve them at http://www.inticketing.com/events/340804/the-guys-by-anne-nelson/
  • For every ticket purchased online, inticketing will plant a tree.


The Story:
Kimmy with Peggy at Mayor Gray's Inauguration
Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He's looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity. THE GUYS is based on a true story.



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