The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, presents A Walk in the Woods by award-winning playwright Lee Blessing, the first production of its 2017 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. Directed by Allison Studdiford, this timely and thought-provoking play will feature two of the North Country's most accomplished and acclaimed actors, Burdette Parks and Jordan Hornstein, both veterans of Pendragon Theatre.
This important and strikingly original play brings deep perception and unexpected humor to its probing examination of the superpower negotiations on nuclear disarmament. The play was a long-running Broadway success. Three very different venues will all evoke the setting for this site-specific play: the trees and lakeside of the beautiful Hedges resort in Blue Mountain Lake, the Wild Center's Flammer Theater, with its widescreen backdrops evoking the four seasons, and Great Camp Sagamore's rustic, historic performing space.
The story: Two arms negotiators, an experienced Soviet diplomat and a novice American negotiator, stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland, away from the glare of the negotiating table. The two men eventually develop a relationship, although their personalities differ. The play is suggested by a real-life incident, which occurred in 1982. Critics raved: "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." —Drama-Logue; "…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 splendid evening of theatre." —NY Daily News
Note: Refreshments will be available at all three performances, with proceeds from Wild Center concession sales going to the Tupper Lake school music program.
More information, directions to venues, and links for tickets coming soon!