The recorded performance of this provocative play from the Cold War era shines with wit. Alfred Molina’s vocalizing of a worldly-wise and weary Russian is especially effective—you can hear Moscow in his voice. Steven Weber’s earnest American—from Wausau, Wisconsin—aptly performs the foil/friend. A duologue, the play shows the irony of the pair’s woodland strolls as they discuss geopolitical negotiations in between long, very funny repartee on their respective countries, on Switzerland (the setting), and on the reality of superpowers that don’t really want to end nuclear proliferation. This fine and timely production also features a discussion between the playwright and Professor Richard Anderson that frames the issues of this Soviet-era play within the remarkably different reality of today. This is a compelling and entertaining audiobook. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Trade Ed. L.A. Theatre Works 2019
CD ISBN 9781682660898 $29.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9781682660904 $6.95
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