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Frost/Nixon
Written by: Peter Morgan
Directed by: Aaron Cromie

December 5, 2013 - January 5, 2014
The Adrienne Theatre Second Stage
2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

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 outtalk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president's legacy.

The performance runs 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.
"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."— The Washington Post≠


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