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Wind Crest Reader's Theater to Present 9/11 Tribute Play "The Guys" September 8; Public Invited

August 25, 2014

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (August 25, 2014) - The Wind Crest retirement community Reader's Theater will present "The Guys," a play by Anne Nelson about the aftereffects of the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Center. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be staged Monday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wind Crest Fireside Lounge, 3235 Mill Vista Road, Highlands Ranch, CO.
In the play, Joan, an editor, helps Nick, an FDNY captain, prepare the eulogies for an unprecedented number of firefighters who died under his command that day. The part of Nick is played by Woody Doyle, a native of Denver who has done both community theater and some equity work as his "night job."  He had a major role as The Cowardly Lion" in a stage version of "The Wizard of Oz" many years ago.   
The part of Joan is played by resident Karol Teiko, who is from the Eastern Seaboard.  She sang in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus in New York city for many years. Her years in New York enhance her understanding of this role, according to director Jack Liggett.
There is no set, per se.  There is a kitchen table and two chairs on a platform.  The focus is on the words and the interaction of the two characters. 
"It is very moving," said Liggett, a former human resources manager for Phillips Petroleum Company who has acted for 41 years in community theaters, primarily in Oklahoma. "I am overwhelmed by what mature actors calling on their own experiences of loss and victory in life can achieve."
The play debuted off-Broadway at The Flea Theater on December 4, 2001, directed by Jim Simpson and starring Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray.  Since 2001, "The Guys" has been presented in 48 US states and in the Czech Republic, Argentina, Japan, Italy and Poland.