Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call from Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend an afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through an emotional landscape, they draw on humor, tango, and the enduring bonds of common humanity. Based on a true story. Masks required for all performances.