BC Performs Anne Nelson’s “The Guys” in Memory of 9/11

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th. On this occasion, it is fitting that the BC community comes together to reflect, to mourn, and to consider the repercussions for our nation, our world, and ourselves.

On Sunday, September 11, the Boston College Theatre Department will present a staged reading of Anne Nelson’s The Guys, a play honoring New York City firefighters. Directed by John Houchin, The Guys will have one performance on September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson 100.  Admission to this performance is free and open to the public.

The players in The Guys are BC staff and faculty members. David Anderson Lewis, a member of Actors’ Equity and Boston College’s IT Department will portray the New York City Fire Department Captain who has lost eight men in the World Trade Center attacks. Actor/director Patricia Riggin, a Theatre Department faculty member, will play the writer who helps to eulogize them.

A post-performance reflection will be moderated by Erik Owens, Associate Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.


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