“Frost/Nixon” and Phil

On March 18, I’ll be on an after-the-play panel to discuss the play “Frost/Nixon” featuring Stacy Keach.  It will feature members of the cast as well as Raul Espinoza, Geoff Shepard, and myself. Geoff Shepard was a member of the Nixon administration, Nixon’s legal defense team and author of the recently published book The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President, Inside the Real Watergate Scandal.  It’s a production of the Ahmanson Theater Group at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? Legendary stage and screen actor Stacy Keach (Ten Unknowns at the Mark Taper Forum) stars as Richard Nixon. He and Alan Cox lead a cast of ten in this fast-paced Tony Award-nominated new play which shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental television interviews of all time.

Frost/Nixon is written by Peter Morgan, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Frost/Nixon, The Queen and The Last King of Scotland, and directed by Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage.

“A sleekly polished rendition of a shrewdly crafted play, the production gets its dramatic heft from Stacy Keach’s sturdy work as Nixon”?-
The Houston Chronicle

“A victory! Nail-biting, fast and fluid, Frost /Nixon is a thriller with the zing of a comedy”?- The New York Times

“Frost/Nixon is smart, elegant, ironic, funny and a must for political geeks, or anyone with a passing interest in how America got where it is today.”?- Cincinnati Enquirer


One Comment

  1. We’re going to see it on Sunday!  Can’t wait.  But I wish I’d known you were on the panel, we’d have waited to see it until Wednesday.  We held off on seeing the film so we could see the stage version first.  So happy it’s here in town!

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