Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise will star in a production of Anne Nelson's The Guys for the Carolina Arts Festival in September.
The 90-minute drama about eight firefighters who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center will be presented at the Kennedy Theatre at the BTI Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 11 (2 and 8 PM) and Sept. 12 (8 PM). Husband-and-wife actors Mann and d'Amboise will play the roles of, respectively, Nick and Joan.
Originally presented at New York's Flea Theatre with Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray, the play is again at the Flea (through Aug. 28) with Marlo Thomas and Steven Lang. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins starred in the Los Angeles mounting, and the twosome currently headline a production of the play at the Edinburgh International Festival. A film version — with Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia — will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 5.
Based on a true story, The Guys concerns an editor (Joan) who receives an unexpected phone call from a fire captain (Nick) who has lost many of his men in the Sept. 11 attacks. He requests her help to write eulogies for their memorial services.
Terrence Mann received Tony nominations for his work in Les Misérables and Beauty and the Beast and has also appeared on Broadway in Barnum, Rags, Cats, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Getting Away with Murder and The Rocky Horror Show. Charlotte d'Amboise, who is currently starring in the Broadway production of Contact, has also appeared on The Great White Way in Cats, Song and Dance, Carrie, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees, Company and Chicago. These performances of The Guys will honor the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which provides support to families of men lost in the line of duty. For more information, go to www.carolinaartsfestival.com.
—By Andrew Gans