Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing’s powerful and startling play dramatizes a stand-off between a U.S. and Soviet arms negotiator as they battle for supremacy. Full of tension and humor, A Walk in the Woods shows how the relationship between the two experts evolves as they stroll in the woods above Geneva, away from the glare of the negotiating table. But will this escape lead to a true breakthrough or just more posturing? Although set during the cold war, Blessing’s examination of Russian-American relations is presciently relevant, and his characters, a palpable reminder of the human need for connection, particularly when agreement seems unattainable.
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