Based on a true story.

September 10, 11, & 12

Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

Directed by Lisa Cryderman


The Michigan Theatre of Jackson
124 N Mechanic St
Jackson, MI 49201


Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity. THE GUYS is based on a true story.


Tickets will go on sale to the public on: Date to be determined

Ticket prices to be announced.


Joan …………… Kary Swiontek*
Nick …………… David Trippett

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Production Team

Director…………… Lisa Cryderman*
Producer…………… Linda Weber*

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

(517) 539-4118

THE GUYS by Anne Nelson

THE GUYS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.