Susan Sarandon and her partner Tim Robbins recently took their play The Guys to Ireland.
Written by Anne Nelson, The Guys, tells the true story of how the author helped a fire captain compose eulogies for eight of his firefighters who died on September 11.
The play had a very successful run in New York and Sarandon felt that the play would likely have a particular resonance for an Irish audience as so many firefighters who were lost were of Irish ancestry.
The play was staged at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and ran from August 20-24. The previous week, the couple had performed the play at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival.
The play was a sell-out inDublin and Edinburgh. All the proceeds went to the Leary Firefighters Foundation which was founded by actor and comedian Denis Leary. ♦