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A Body of Water

Moss and Avis, a sophisticated and successful couple, wake up one morning in an isolated summer house high above a picturesque body of water. The weather’s fine; the view’s magnificent. There’s only one problem — neither of them can remember who they are. When a young woman named Wren arrives, information starts to flood in. But will it help? Her explanations seem only to make Moss and Avis’ world — as well as ours — more terrifying.

Cast & Crew

Lee Blessing
Lee Blessing

Playwright

Lee Blessing is the author of A Walk in the Woods, Two Rooms, Eleemosynary, Going to St. Ives and other plays which have been performed throughout the U.S. and worldwide. His work has earned numerous awards—Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association, L.A. Critics Association to name a few—and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards. Blessing is married to playwright and TV writer-producer Melanie Marnich and lives in Los Angeles.

James Warwick
James Warwick

Director

Pronouns he / him

James Warwick has been a resident US theatre director since 2000. He trained as an actor in his native England at the Royal Central School in London and played leading roles in London’s West End and on national tours. The Rocky Horror Show, On the Spot, Pride and Prejudice at The Old Vic, The Family Dance, The Rivals, the title role in Dr. Faustus, Secret Life of Cartoons, A Winter’s Tale, On the Spot, The Real Thing and many others. James first came to the US to play Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband on Broadway. He then played King Arthur in Camelot on the national tour. He has featured in many UK TV series including Lillie, Dr. Who, Iris Murdoch’s The Bell and Tommy Beresford in Partners in Crime for BBC/PBS Masterpiece Theatre. In the US, Murder She Wrote, Babylon 5, Civil Wars, Home Improvement and the voice of Qui Jon Jinn in Star Wars video games. In 2018, he directed Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally for Shakespeare & Company, (Berkshire Theater Critics outstanding director award) followed by The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, Ionesco’s The Chairs and Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods which received Top Production of the Year in The Berkshire Eagle. Earlier this year James directed Native Gardens for The Majestic Theatre in West Springfield and Off Peak for the Great Barrington Public Theater. Next year, he will direct the world premiere of Danny Eaton’s play, The Ladyslipper, at the Majestic Theater and Big Big Sky by Tom Wells for Chester Theater Co. James has received awards from Spotlight, BAFTA, Ovation, Helen Hayes, Showcase, The Berkshire Eagle and the Berkshire Theatre Critics Assn.

Key details

Dates

June 21 - July 21

Location

Roman Garden Theatre

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