1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 20th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

THE GUYS ~ October 14 – 30
a courageous and riveting play

OCT 14 – 30 


Written by Anne Nelson
Directed by Jim Jackson
Performed by Steve Emily and Anna Faye Hunter

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.

OCT 14-30 / Thurs. through Sat. 7:30pm and Sunday Matinees at 2pm

Tickets online at themat.org or call 465-6321  –

PLEASE CALL if your need seating assistance.  Additional seating may be available.

Friday – Sunday $28 / Thursdays $22

 “A generous, sad, touching play about the braveries of grief.” NY Post. 

“A straight-from-the-gut beautifully written two-hander…laughter is heard as often as sobs.” —CurtainUp.com. 

“The kind of quiet hybrid that the situation and the times—an era of a million pithy sound bites, booming rhetoric, and the numbing repetition of the CNN loop that followed the attacks—seemed to demand…A small jewel of a play.” —Chicago Tribune.

 “Ms. Nelson’s play…gives credible and powerful voice to a very specific kind of pain…perhaps the keenest message to emerge from THE GUYS is the assertion that writers—and actors—have a serious role to play in a grieving society.” —NY Times.

 “A generous, sad, touching play about the braveries of grief.” NY Post. 

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

INDOOR SEATING POLICY: Please note that due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, and because of the intimate size of our theatre, only a limited number of tickets will be sold.  Proof of vaccination or a recent (within three days) Coronavirus negative test is required for entry.   Masks will be required indoors.

All patrons must present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the theatre:

Proof of vaccination can be easily provided by:

  • Showing your physical vaccination card or a photo of your card
  • Using the myColorado app, an easy-to-use, free app that keeps your information private, secure, and fast tracks your entry. Instructions for how to set up this app on your phone can be found here: https://mycolorado.state.co.us/+
  • If you are unable to be vaccinated or to verify your vaccination for any reason, proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test within 72 hours or antigen test within 24 hours) is required and can be provided by:
  • Showing a photo or email of negative test results from a clinic, testing center, medical professional, or a time-stamped photo of an at-home test

CDC-approved masks must be worn at all times in all areas of the theatre, regardless of vaccination status.

If on the day of the performance you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact the box office to book into at different performance.

Thank you for supporting the Millibo for the 18 months our theatre was dark.  Your support is fundamental to our organization’s survival. If you wish to help sustain the future of Millibo please consider becoming a donor today.

We look forward to inviting you back to the theatre for more amazing shows


Author: Jim Jackson