On Friday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m., Studio Players will hold a staged reading of the 9/11 elegy “The Guys” by Anne Nelson, directed by Bill O’Brien. The play is about a fire captain eulogizing the men he lost.

Proceeds from "The Guys" go to support the 9/11 Fund and Studio Players, who themselves are recovering from major flood damage to their theatrical warehouse and who are very grateful for the continued donations and volunteerism from Montclair and the surrounding communities.

Tickets to "The Guys" are $20 and can be purchased online.

The Montclair Studio Players were nominated for seven Perry Awards earlier this month. The nominations saluted two mainstage productions in the 2017 - 2018 Season.

Neil Simon’s "Plaza Suite" was nominated for Outstanding Production of a Play as well as personal nods to Paul Bettys (of Parsippany) for Outstanding Director of a Play, Deb Carozza (of Wyckoff) for Outstanding Actress in a Play, and Laura Byrne-Cristiano (of Philadelphia) for Outstanding Set Design of a Play.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ "Appropriate" received two nominations: Maddie Barcozy (of Rockaway) for Outstanding Youth Actress in a Play and Kevin Ohweiler (of Verona) for Outstanding Stage Manager.

The NJ Association of Community Theatres (NJACT) reviews and nominates productions at over 200 member theaters statewide.  Out of hundreds of productions, with its six nominations, the Montclair Studio Players now rank among only twenty such honored companies.

The Studio Players’ 2018-2019 season will soon commence with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s "Into the Woods" in November and also includes Neil LaBute’s "Some Girl(s)." in January, Garson Kanin’s "Born Yesterday" in March, and a landmark drama honoring 50 years of LGBT Pride in June. More information can be found on the Web site studioplayhouse.org or by calling 973-744-9752.

Studio Playhouse is located at 14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the Acme, in Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752.

For information, tickets and to volunteer, visit studioplayhouse.org or call 973-744-9752. Studio Playhouse is at 14 Alvin Place.