Play honors 9/11 heroism and benefits North Country first responders

As we gear up to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and the heroic acts of first responders, a North Country theater group plans to celebrate our local heroes. A moving play will raise money for first responders in Clinton and Essex counties.

Adirondack Regional Theatre will present the show The Guys at a variety of venues, beginning August 27th.

Written by journalist Anne Nelson, and based on her true experiences in the aftermath of 9/11, the story involves a New York City fire captain who lost most of his men on that day,  and a writer who helps him draft the eight eulogies he must deliver.

The two-person show features Clinton Community College professor Lee Ann Thomas as the writer,  and former Plattsburgh mayor Jim Calnon as the fire captain.

You may see The Guys at the Masonic Lodge in Essex, New York, from August 27 until the 29th.  Ticket proceeds from these shows will benefit Essex County First Responders.  Additional shows in Rouses Point and Plattsburgh will benefit fire departments and other non-profit groups in the month of September.  For  ticket details,  head to

Dates and venues for The Guys:

August 27-28 at 7pm and August 29 at 2pm. Essex Theatre Company at the Masonic Lodge, Essex NY,  benefiting first responders in Essex County

September 2 at 6pm at the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage on the grounds of the Rouses Point Civic Center, benefiting the Rouses Point Fire Department

September 3 at 7pm at Valcour Brewing Company in the Old Stone Barracks, Plattsburgh , benefiting Adirondack Garda – Tour De Force

September 4 at 7pm in the Adirondack Room at the Butcher Block, Plattsburgh, benefiting first responders in Clinton County

September 10 at 7pm in Plattsburgh State’s Hartman Theatre, benefiting first responders in Clinton County.

September 11 at 7pm in Plattsburgh State’s Hartman Theatre, benefiting first responders in Clinton County. (This show includes a special appearance by the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir)

September 12 at 2pm in Plattsburgh State’s Hartman Theatre, benefiting the Ellenburg Depot Volunteer Fire Department