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Free reading of "The Guys" at MSU Sept. 9 and 10 commemorates 9/11

September 2, 2011

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In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, the Montana State University College of Arts and Architecture and MSU's School of Film and Photography will present a free staged reading of "The Guys" at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 at MSU's Black Box Theater.

The reading will star Stephanie Campbell and Tom Watson, both theatre faculty members in the School of Film and Photography.

"The Guys" is adapted from a stage play by Anne Nelson and originally performed in New York by Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray. The drama centers on a slice of the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. Nick, a fire captain, who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center, enlists help from an editor, Joan, to prepare their eulogies. Nick builds a relationship with Joan, who helps him put together the difficult, heartfelt speeches that he must deliver with honor, humor and poise--all the while navigating his way through his own emotional response.

The Christian Science Monitor called "The Guys" "a courageous and riveting play that tackles the horror of September 11th with an intimacy that's both unsettling and healing."

There are 165 free tickets for each evening available to the public on a first-come basis at the Visual Communications Building front desk. The building, which is located on the corner of 11th and Grant streets, also houses MSU's Black Box Theater. Tickets are also available at Cactus Records downtown. Limit two per person.

For more information, please call 580-0374.

Cara Wilder (406) 994-5883, cara.work@montana.edu