written by Woody Allen
. I really enjoyed
this play, we did it in my high school
theater class a long time ago. It involves a family who is on vacation in Russia
in the 1960's (it could have happened...). The father takes a picture of a sunset
which happens to contain a sensitive area in the background
. They are seen as spies and must flee to the American Embassy
. Unforunately, the American Embassador
is away and his inept son is left in charge. Most of the play takes place in the Embassy. It's pretty funny and an interesting
look at the Russian-American tensions of the time.
A movie was made of it in the late 1960's starring Jackie Gleason, and it wasn't too good. In 1994, a made for TV version was released starring Woody himself as the father and Michael J. Fox as the Ambassador's son. This version was directed by Allen and was quite good, so if you want to see it, this is probably your best bet.