We all have our stories to tell of where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. This is one of them.
In “That Day In September” Artie Van Why gave an eyewitness account of that fateful morning. From the moment he heard “a loud boom” in his office across from the World Trade Center, to stepping out onto the street, Artie vividly transported the audience back to the day that changed our lives and the world forever. But “That Day In September” took people beyond the events of that morning. By sharing his thoughts, fears and hopes, Artie expressed what it was like to be in New York City in the weeks and months following.
This was a monologue stage play as originally written and performed by Artie Van Why. It was beautifully presented on a minimal set consisting of five playing areas. A huge backdrop projection helped to convey the location of each scene. Mikey Beard played the part of Artie and was subtle in the use of humour and other emotions. Many members of the audience who have watched the show commented on how it was thoughtfully and wonderfully executed.
It has hopefully inspired people to remember that we should “not forget to live”.