A WALK IN THE WOODS Opens Tonight at the Barrow Group Theatre Company
The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, concludes their 2017-2018 season with the New York revival of A Walk in the Woods, a play by Lee Blessing. Directed by Donna Jean (DJ) Fogel, the two-member cast features K. Lorrel Manning as John Honeyman, an American negotiator and Martin Van Treuren as Andrey Botvinnik, a career Russian diplomat.
Performances begin March 17, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). Opening Night is Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00PM.
A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing's insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian. The 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?" Blessing's story has chilling resonance in today's political climate.
"A Walk in the Woods is as relevant as ever," says Co-Artistic Director Lee Brock. "In these times of extreme political divisiveness, we need to look closely at how we might navigate the challenges of conflict resolution and find paths to humanizing our perceived enemies. We are thrilled to produce this play with long-time members of The Barrow Group's artistic community."
A Walk in the Woods plays the following performance schedule: Monday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.