*** SEASON EXTRA *** SEASON EXTRA ***
A Walk in the Woods
By Lee Blessing
Directed by George Lynch
July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15
Friday/Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:30 PM
From the Balcony Productions, in partnership with The Little Theatre of Norfolk, present. "A Walk in the Woods" by Lee Blessing. .
In a pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva, where two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and a American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. The Russian, Botvinnik , a seasoned veteran who has mastered the Soviet hard line, is urbane and humorous, but, at the same time, profoundly cynical about what the current sessions can accomplish. His American counterpart, Honeyman, is new to the arms talks, and a bit stuffy and pedantic... he's also feverishly idealistic about what can - and must - be achieved through perseverance and honest bargaining. They continue their informal meetings as the talks drag on and as the seasons pass, a strong friendship develops between the men. Through their absorbing and revealing conversations we become aware both of the deepening understanding between these two wise and decent men and also of the profound frustration which they increasingly feel. In the end, when Botvinnik announces he's retiring, Honeyman looks upon his leaving with both genuine regret not only because of the friendship that has grown between them but also because he knows that he must now confront again the deep-seated mistrust and misconceptions which a "new man" will bring with him.
CAST: Bill Armstrong as Andrey Botvinnik and Brian Cebrian as John Honeyman
A WALK IN THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.