March 9, 2019A Walk in the Woods
by Lee Blessing, Director: Thomas Gruenewald
The place is a “pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva,” where two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and an 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 young American counterpart, Honeyman, a newcomer to the arms-control talks, is a bit stuffy and pedantic, but also fervently idealistic about what can — and must — be achieved through perseverance and honest bargaining.It is a marvelous piece of theatre, as well as a great treatise on the nature of mankind, and should take its place as a classic of dramatic literature.
Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main Street (west side of Route 7), Sheffield, MA
Doors open at 1:30pm & 7pm for complimentary beverages and refreshments.
The reading begins at 2pm & 7:30pm, with a discussion to follow.Tickets $30
Students, 18 and under, $20
Cash or check only
For reservations call 860-435-NWCT (6928), or