We are such politics junkies these days! If we only had The West Wing, Scandal, MSNBC and yes, even Fox News 20 years ago, more of us may have been more aware of what was going on in our nation’s capital as high schoolers and college students. New City Stage Company has piqued the interest of a theater community with their look back on the politics that shaped this nation. Melissa Amilani sat down with Aaron Cromie to talk about the production of FROST/NIXON. Stay Tuned!
Enjoy the drama of the 70s for the holidays — Watergate style!
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughing-stock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president’s legacy.
“…nails the political, media and cultural fever of that era…” —AisleSay.com
“As an absorbing character study, there’s no beating this play.” —New York Magazine
“Structured as a prize fight between two starkly ambitious men in professional crisis, Frost/Nixon makes it clear that the competitor who controls the camera reaps the spoils.” —NY Times
“…ripe entertainment…The cheerily oblivious limey lightweight and the brooding, mortally wounded political animal: Austin Powers vs. Macbeth.” —Washington Post
Nominated for 3 Tony Awards, 4 Drama Desk Awards & 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and later made into an Oscar Nominated ﬁlm.
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