Sarandon and Robbins on Stage at the Abbey Theatre
By Irish America Staff
October / November 2002
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. ♦