Clips of A Walk in the Woods and interviews with the actors.
"A Walk in the Woods" is an important, brilliantly executed and strikingly original play which 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.
“A Walk in the Woods” is an important, brilliantly executed and strikingly original play which 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. Time Magazine calls it, “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.”
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.
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 minor miracle. ~ NY Magazine
A splendid evening of theatre. ~ NY Daily News
Doug was an actor at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for five seasons, playing roles in As You Like It, All the Way, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Hamlet, Chicago, Much Ado About Nothing, The School for Scandal, Uncle Vanya, Death of a Salesman, among others. Other theaters include the Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, and Lincoln Center Theater. His film and television credits include Gilmore Girls, Calvin Marshall, Providence, ER, Wings, Northern Exposure, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Incident, Appointment with Fear, Critters 2, St. Elsewhere, Newhart, Knots Landing, Hill St. Blues, M.A.S.H., Wild Wild West, Get Smart, Jack Benny Show. Doug was Artistic Director for Ashland New Plays Festival, and Artistic and Managing Director at the Laguna Playhouse for 20 seasons.
Barry was an actor, dramaturg, and lecturer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 31 seasons. His acting credits include Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe at San Diego, Marin Shakespeare Company, The Empty Space and A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and ACT, among others. Barry has acted in 88 full productions of all Shakespeare's 38 plays (more than 100 roles). This year marks the 55th anniversary of Doug Rowe’s directing Barry as Romeo at the Laguna Beach Playhouse. Barry has written Shakespeare Insult Generator, and recorded several books on tape for Blackstone Audio, including Ovid’s Metamorphoses. His pastimes include playing the games of Chess and Go, astronomy, birdwatching, and omnivorous reading.
Shirley was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company for 30 seasons. She has also been a guest artist three times at Southern Oregon University. Other theaters include Actors’ Theatre, New Playwrights Theatre, Ashland Contemporary Theatre, Oregon Stage Works, and Mixed Company. At Camelot Theatre she was seen in The Gin Game, The Foreigner, Arsenic and Old Lace, Driving Miss Daisy, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Grapes of Wrath, Spitfire Grill, and Zorba. Shirley is a founding member of the Extended Circle, which presents variety shows in nursing facilities and retirement centers. She is the host of As It Was on Jefferson Public Radio (nearly 3,000 stories). A graduate of Stanford University with a passion for peace and justice, Shirley has three children and nine grandchildren.