Set at the end of the Cold War, Lee Blessing's provocative drama tells the tale of a series of meetings between an American and a Russian Ambassador. More…
Stemming from an actual incident in Geneva in 1983 when a Soviet and an American diplomat took "a walk in the woods" together during arms control talks, the two-character play raises deep questions, “What can we do to heal the world?” “What is the value of human connection?” “How can we best bridge fundamental differences?”
See it if Deep, witty study of character & friendship. People who don't seem to get along eventually bond due to their differences. Makes you think.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a focus on character development, where little happens on the outside but people grow and change on the inside.
See it if you enjoy good productions of well crafted plays. An older experienced Russian meets with a young inexperienced American to create a treaty
Don't see it if your expectations are very high. The younger actor is not as able as his partner which weakens the necessary balance between the men
See it if Yes, it two men talking but it is very interesting how each thinks, and talks.
Don't see it if Not alot of action in movement with this play. Two men talking.
See it if You like plays that depict real events or events that could have been real. You like plays with a political theme.
Don't see it if You don’t like small stage no scenery 2 actor shows. You like our current occupant of our WH ! You are looking for a happy ending !
See it if The empathy, respect, integrity, fairness, patience, intelligence, flexibility, sense of humor, self-discipline, & honestly of a negotiator.
Don't see it if You think the ignorant, boorish, short-fused bully in DC is a great negotiator.
See it if you want to get a fictionalized view into how politics gets things done - or not!
Don't see it if you want a plot and action heavy story. This is a story more about what goes Unsaid and reading between the lines.
See it if A very inof of two characters and two countries. It is well acted and directed.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a lot of action or a lighthearted romp this is not for you. It is thoughtful and well paced.
See it if you are geared up for listening to a good conversation between two negotiators from different countries, different cultures.
Don't see it if you cannot sit for two hours intently listening; of if you need music or action to keep you engaged.
See it if if you want to see a well acted dramatic show that can be surprisingly funny at times and really makes you think
Don't see it if you don't like shows with a political theme or two character shows.
See it if If you’re interested in war peace the arms race done in a lighthearted, comical manor
Don't see it if You’re expecting high drama or overt comedy subtle play
See it if The play is quite engaging and well acted but it could be executed in 90 minutes or a few minutes less while losing the intermission.
Don't see it if Two solid performances are presented but Martin Van Treuen is the stand-out as the wise Russian who knows the outcome of their meetings.
See it if you get excited about an provocative two-character play dealing the the human and political aspects of negotiation. See both sides collide.
Don't see it if lots of dialog is not your thing. Two negotiators plumb the depths and heights of political and personal aspects of the Cold War arms race..
See it if you like talky political plays that engage the mind more than the heart. The trajectory of these 2 characters is predictable, unsurprising.
Don't see it if you like plays that are emotionally involving, where the personal stakes are high, and there is great dramatic progression throughout.
See it if It's very clever. If you like good dialog and are a bit cynical about world events, this will please you.
Don't see it if You think Ronald Wilson Reagan really tried to achieve significant nuclear disarmament.
See it if you enjoy a great production of a brilliant script. A wonderful evening.
Don't see it if you want a musical. but the story's well written and acted. Also relevant.
See it if you like insightful shows that make you think/engage your mind. U're curious abt forces at play in int'l peace talks or idealism vs. realism
Don't see it if you dislike talking/idea-centric plays. You need action or visible drama (world survival is at stake, but things play out in conversation).
See it if If you like great acting, great direction, seeing good entertaining theater. This is a truly wonderful production of a timeless play.
Don't see it if you don't like listening to well written dialogue and witnessing good acting.
See it if Enjoy dialogue & character driven 2 person play with good chemistry and performances by the two actors who play the diplomats negotiating.
Don't see it if Want something more fast paced, with a larger cast and a lighter theme. It can drag a little bit so if easily bored might be challenging
See it if you enjoy the intersection of politics, diplomacy and intrigue, or appreciate a "behind the scenes" viewpoint of how events might transpire.
Don't see it if shows that are comprised purely of dialog bore you, or if you have no interest in the psychology of powerful statesmen.
See it if You are fascinated by duals of wits and character, want relevant theater and enjoy enduring, impactful drama in an intimate space
Don't see it if Don't like serious plays, thinking bores you, you only like fluff and aren't interested in watching wonderful actors in an intimate setting
See it if This is a well written historically influenced story that holds true for today's events. Acting was in fine form. Very satisfying
Don't see it if If you want fast action and big production. This is an intimate setting with bare bones but brilliant set. Not for the frivolous seekers.
See it if you like fictional historical theater, small cast shows (just the 2 characters), or dialogue heavy theater.
Don't see it if You like large production theater, don't like historical theater, or what plot heavy theater.