current season: The Guys
the Guys

September 9 - 25, 2011 (Preview Performance: September 8)

Set just two weeks after the September 11 attacks, THE GUYS is based on the true story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver. This play about the enduring bonds of common humanity is recommended for adults and children ages 12 and older.


All proceeds from Opening Night ticket sales for The Guys go to support the Horry County Firefighters Relief Fund which is dedicated to assisting and improving the lives of Horry County firefighters and/or rescue workers, their families and the community they serve.

LATEST NEWS: We raised $1,038.37 for the HCFRF!

Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm

Join us for AFTER-WORDS, a talk-back with the play's actors, on the first and second Sunday matinee performances.


pictured: David Russell & Jen Plants | photography by Louis Keiner

Patron Feedback
" The play was fantastic.  Being a transplanted New Yorker, and being there on 9/11 waiting for a plane back to SC at Newark Airport, I watched the horror unfold. Ms. Nelson captured all the feelings I, along with many others I am sure, had at that time. The actors were fantastic. The people in my party are still talking about them. I already have tickets for Boeing Boeing and am looking forward to it"

"We enjoy all your shows, every year. Your visiting artist this season appears to be an accomplished actress. Keep up the good work."

"Loved The Guys as did my mother and mother-in-law. That space is so nice down there—you've done a great job. Thanks again." 

"Very good, as it usually is. Thanks to all."

"I have to tell you how much my friends and I were moved by your production of The Guys. It is a powerful story delivered in an equally powerful way. The actors were so believable and extremely talented. It is a wonderful tribute to the tragedy of 9/11. We have enjoyed all the shows we have seen at Atlantic Stage and this is no exception. This is a true experience that won't be forgotten by all who are privileged enough to see it. I wish more people would take advantage of all your theater has to offer."

"...the play was excellent! I even cried! One of my friends - who was in Manhattan that day and is a therapist - said it was one of the best explanations of grief she had ever seen. We are all so excited you exist and are looking forward to the season!"

"It was a wonderful presentation. Hats off to you.We are pleased you are doing this play at this time. It is a way for us to honor those killed in the 9/11/01 tragedy. Thank you for having the courage to present this."

"Thank you for your efforts in the presentation of THE GUYS. The actors were phenomenal and the script was very thought provoking. My husband is a volunteer firefighter as are many in my family, and 911 had an everlasting effect on us, as for many people. We came to live in Murrells Inlet from L.I., N.Y. and had many local theaters that we enjoyed. Now we look forward to many more productions at your theater."

"Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our "first" (and certainly not our last) show with Atlantic Stage. We were so impressed with the quality of the actors, they should be commended for the wonderful show. We were especially surprised that on opening night there were so many seats open and after seeing the performance couldn't believe that more people don't take advantage of seeing such a quality show for such a reasonable price."

"My wife and I both loved the show. So did our neighbors that we brought with us. And we let our neighbors in our community in Pawleys Island know how great it was too. Keep up the good work, Good news travels fast!"

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