By Peter Morgan
September 7 - 23, 2012
Directed by Carnessa Ottelin
It's all about perspective....
In 1977, former president Richard Nixon granted interview privileges to David Frost, a British talk show host with a playboy reputation. Fees were negotiated. Topics were vetted. Both hoped for an outcome that would put them back on top of their respective games. This Tony nominated play shows the behind the scenes scramble as Frost tries to elicit an apology to the American public from Nixon that no other interviewer had been able to secure.
The Independent Weekly says "Frost/Nixon raises far too timely questions about the processes that held politicians accountable in the 1970s—and the ones that do so today. Recommended. " By Byron Woods.
John Honeycutt as Richard Nixon, David Henderson as David Frost, Ryan Brock asJim Reston, Chris Coby as Jack Brennan, Jack Prather as Swifty Lazaar/Ollie, Tanner Lagasca as Manolo Sanchez, Mark Olexik as John Birt, Mary Floyd Page as Caroline Cushing/Evonne Goolagong, Mike Raab as Bob Zelnick and Renee Wimberley and Coty Cockrell as Camera Operators.
Clare Hall Fellowship Center on the campus of The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 23 - 2:00 pm show
After show discussion with James Reston, Jr., author and researcher hired by David Frost to uncover Nixon's role in the Watergate cover up.
"The Conviction of Richard Nixon" by Jim Reston chronicles his experience in 1977, and inspired the film Frost/Nixon. Books will be sold in the lobby during all performances, and are available on line in paperback.