The Group Rep presents A WALK IN THE WOODS written by Lee Blessing, directed by Richard Alan Woody, produced by Gina Yates. The play opens Friday, July 30 at 8:00 pm, and runs Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturday Matinees at 4:00 pm, July 30 through September 4, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, California.
In 1983, faced with a breakdown in nuclear arms reduction talks between Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov, lead negotiators Paul A. Nitze and Yuli A. Kvitsinsky met secretly in Geneva’s Botanic Garden to break the impasse. Based on those real-life events, Lee Blessing put a human face on the life-and-death issues confronted by two Cold War adversaries when two arms negotiators - one from the United States and the other from the Soviet Union - meet in Geneva and edge toward common ground. The play takes place in the scenic woods outside of the city where these two superpower negotiators meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. As the talks drag on and the seasons change, the relationship between the two develops from wariness to a sort of personal mutual understanding.
In 1988, A WALK IN THE WOODS opened at Broadway’s Booth Theater and was nominated for the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize and the Olivier Award. The Broadway cast starred Robert Prosky and Sam Waterston. The play was originally presented at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference in Connecticut in 1986, and had a run at the La Jolla Playhouse before heading to the Big White Way.
What critics have said:
“…a work of passion and power with the ring of political truth. It is not only the best of the few dramas to reach Broadway this season, it is also the funniest comedy." - - Time Magazine
A minor miracle" - - New York Magazine.
“A splendid evening of theatre." - - New York Daily News
Lonny Chapman Theatre is located at 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601
General Admission: $22 Seniors/Students: $17 Group of 10 or more: $15
September 4 – 6 Labor Day Weekend Pay-What-You-Can!
Tickets: www.thegrouprep.com Reservation Line: (818) 700-4878
Added by nohonora on July 13, 2010