History comes alive in Frost/Nixon portrayal

By Andrew Moore

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. CurtainUp hailed this Tony Award-winning play, Frost/Nixon, by Peter Morgan, as “a thoroughly modern Shakespearean tragedy.”

Directed by guest artist Rob Satterlee, Frost/Nixon stars guest artists Michael Ingersoll, direct from the Chicago Company of Jersey Boys, as David Frost, and Peter-Henry Schroeder as Richard Nixon. The show also features Resident Company Member Michael Detroit, Associate Company Members Hannah Dowdy, Bryan Robinson, and John Tyberghein, and Memphis favorites Bill Andrews, Meg Geer, Maya Robinson, and Sam Weakley.

Special offer opening weekend only

All Adult, Student, and Senior tickets for Friday, March 19th through Sunday, March 21st are only $20! See the show early and save!

Frost/Nixon runs at the new Playhouse on the Square March 19th–April 3rd, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, March 25th at 8 pm. The First Sunday Event is Sunday, March 21st, following the 2 pm performance. Audiences that day will enjoy complimentary food and beverages and have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew.

The new Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 South Cooper Street in Midtown. 
For more information, or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or visit our website at www.playhouseonthesquare.org.

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