Part of the Key Bank Mainstage Series at Portland Center Stage running from 04.14.09 thru 05.10.09. pcs.org/frostnixon
“I gave ‘em a sword. and they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I’d have done the same thing.” - Richard Nixon
Can a lightweight, has-been talk show host lead the most infamous political figure of his time to publicly acknowledge his guilt? That is the central question raised in Peter Morgan’s delicious drama about a series of televised interviews that former president Richard Nixon granted British journalist David Frost in 1977. The New York Times described the play as “proceed[ing] with the momentum of a ticking-bomb thriller and the zing of a boulevard comedy…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.”
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