Theatrical Outfit Presents The Guys

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Theatrical OutfitTheatrical Outfit, downtown’s artistic jewel, kicks off it’s 36th season next week with the opening of The Guys, starring Jasmine Guy and Brian Kurlander.
Opening night is Saturday, September 14, 7:30 p.m. curtain; previews performances are September 11 (appropriately), 12, and 13. This intimate, true story is brought to life by the powerhouse veteran of stage and screen Jasmine Guy; and Atlanta favorite, and recently seen at the Outfit in Fly, Brian Kurlander. Tickets (single and subscription) are on sale now at the box office, by phone (877-725-849), and online at http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/. Singles tickets start at $20; senior and student discounts are available. Theatrical Outfit is located at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303.

*STREET CAR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The best route to avoid streetcar construction is to take Marietta Street to Cone Street. The Outfit suggests parking at LAZ  Parking lot via the Cone Street entrance. Parking vouchers to LAZ are available for purchase at the box office for $4 cash. To avoid all traffic… take MARTA. Peachtree Center Station is closest, Five Points is next closest.

ABOUT THE GUYS

Joan, an editor, receives an unexpected phone call from Nick, a fire captain. He requests her help on composing the eulogies he’ll deliver at memorial services for the many men he lost on 9/11. As the afternoon wanes, a friendship grows. The unlikely duo navigates the emotional landscape of grief, drawing on humor, healing, and their common humanity. Based on playwright Nelson’s own story.

A courageous and riveting play that tackles the horror of September 11th with an intimacy that’s both unsettling and healing.” —Christian Science Monitor

ABOUT THE CAST

Jasmine Guy is a dancer, actor, singer, director and writer and she performs in many mediums. She has a recurring role as Grams on the popular CW series Vampire Diaries, received critical acclaim for her role in the 2012 film October Baby, and starred in the 2012 Alliance Theater production of God of Carnage.  Her body of stage work includes Broadway productions of The WizLeader of the PackGrease and Chicago, starring as Velma Kelly, and most recently starring locally opposite Kenny Leon in Fool For Love.  For television, she created the iconic southern belle Whitley Gilbert on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World, for which she won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards and numerous other honors.

Brian Kurlander has worked in New York with New York City Opera, Pearl Theatre Company and Director’s Company. In Los Angeles: Garry Marshal’s Falcon Theatre the Hudson Guild, Will Geers Theatricum Botanicum, and 24th Street Theatre. Regionally with: The Denver Center Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Utah Shakespearean Festival. Locally, Brian has performed with Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Shakespeare, Actor’s Express, Synchronicity Theatre, Horizon, and Serenbe Playhouse. Brian has guest starred on numerous television dramas and comedies and is in the upcoming feature film releases of “Brother’s Keeper,” “A.C.O.D” and “The Good Lie” starring Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon.

TICKETS

Tickets start at $20 and are available online at the box office, by phone (877-725-849), and online at http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/.

Senior and student discounts are available.