A re-imagination of a real event: what if the Gorbachevs'
visit to the Reagans in Washington had gone differently?
What if they had relaxed, waived the diplomatic rules, been themselves, discovered similarities that outweighed their differences, and conspired to change the course of history?
The play sets aside the media stereotypes of these famous individuals, as they reveal their real personalities.They really like each other and bond in ways which could not have been anticipated. They decide that their new relationship could be a model for co-operation between their countries, in the nuclear disarmament process. Sounds utopian? Maybe.
There's a sting in the tale....