Theater: To Survive, Just Keep Talking A WALK IN THE WOODS

by Lee Blessing

Nuclear-arms negotiation does not sound like a promising topic for a play, particularly not for a comedy. Visions come to mind of tables thumped and warheads somberly debated, of apocalypse incurred by accident or satirized with Dr. Strangelove glee. The pop-culture memory remains cluttered with the tendentious alarmism of the 1960s and with more recent, ham-fisted TV mega- epics such as World War III and The Day After. It is hard to see how any narrative on the subject could avoid being either dogged and dull or archly ironic and malicious. But Playwright Lee Blessing has brought it off. His A...

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