the guys play

Never Forget

Palm Canyon Theatre will present the Anne Nelson play, The Guys, to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9-11.

Staff Report Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

the guys play

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, Palm Canyon Theatre will present The Guys, a play by Anne Nelson about the aftereffects of the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The show will run Sept. 11-12 at the Palm Springs theatre.

PCT’s production of The Guys will star Judith Chapman, who will reprise the role of Joan, an editor, and Michael Pacas, who will portray Nick, a New York Fire Department captain. After losing eight of his men in the collapse of the World Trade Center, Nick enlists help from Joan to prepare their eulogies. Hearing details of each of their lives, Joan helps Nick compile the difficult, heartfelt speeches that honor “ordinary, great guys in an extraordinary situation,” while he navigates his own emotional response.


Judith Chapman plays the scheming mother, Gloria Radwell, on The Young and the Restless.

Growing up the daughter of a retired Air Force General, Chapman understands and deeply respects the sacrifices of the country’s military and first responders. A performer on stage and screen since she was 14., Chapman currently plays Gloria Bardwell, an ever-scheming mother, on The Young and the Restless. Pacas has appeared in countless Coachella Valley productions since moving to the area in 2016. Pacas and Chapman are reuniting on the PCT stage, after appearing in the 2018 production of Blithe Spirit.

To honor all who responded to the call and those who perished on that tragic day, The Guys will run September 11 and 12. Show times are 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets are $36; seniors are $32; student are $15. All active police, firefighters, and military personnel can call the box office for complimentary admission, based on space available.

Due to the recent increase of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, proof of vaccination or a negative test result (within 72 hours) is required for admittance into the theatre. Face masks are required indoors, per the City of Palm Springs ordinance.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or other information, call the PCT Box Office at  760-323-5123 or order online. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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