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Archive for Lee Blessing

A WALK IN THE WOODS at Actors Co-op

Matthew Gilmore

Matthew Gilmore

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

According to Lee Blessing’s 1987 A Walk in the Woods, the world’s problems might be resolved if only individuals were able to ignore their myopic and belligerent governments and approach each other with humor, patience and respect.
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Rob Stevens – Haines His Way

When Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods was first produced in 1988, the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union were both still intact.
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Now running through March 18


A WALK IN THE WOODS at International City Theatre


Photo by Tracey Roman

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

Lee Blessing’s 1987 play “A Walk in the Woods” makes two points. In war, there is no winning, says Blessing. And in life, each of us chooses whether to live in hope or to live without it.   Read more…

Now running through May 22

GOING TO ST. IVES at the Crossley Theatre at Actors Co-op


Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Neal Weaver  – ArtsInLA

Lee Blessing’s taut and subtle two-character drama proves that a play with a small cast can deal with large issues. Cora Gage (Nan McNamara) is a British ophthalmologist, living in St. Ives, who is approached for treatment by May N’Kame (Inger Tudor), the empress of an unidentified African nation and the mother of its bloody, ruthless emperor/dictator. Gage’s liberal principles rebel at the idea of helping a member of a murderous and unscrupulous family, but she hopes that by agreeing to perform surgery on the empress, she can save the lives of four doctors the corrupt and vicious emperor has—presumably unjustly—sentenced to death.
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Now running through March 16.