New York City
In association with Tim Robbins’ acclaimed Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles, Berkeley Rep presents Anne Nelson’s The Guys, a deeply moving exploration of loss and redemption in the tragic, numb aftermath of 9/11. Nick, a New York fire captain who is nearly mute with grief for his fallen friends and colleagues, turns to a stranger for help in composing eulogies for “the guys.” Joan is an editor who, like many of us on the sidelines, struggled to find a meaningful way to help mend this catastrophic rending of American life. Through the task of describing the men, Nick and Joan discover the healing power of celebrating ordinary, human lives. Robert Egan directs.