The Heights Players production of Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan’s dramatization of the 1977 interviews of the former President by British talk show host David Frost (see video clip after the jump), opens tomorrow night at the playhouse at 26 Willow Place. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m.
24/Seven:The director of The Heights Players’ upcoming rendition of “Frost/Nixon” jumped at the chance to direct the play because he’s constantly reminded how lame modern interviews are compared to the 1977 face-off between the disgraced former president and the enterprising British talk-show host.
Indeed, Richard Nixon’s televised confession to David Frost about his involvement in the Watergate schedule was a major milestone. And the play, which started on Broadway in 2007 and became an Oscar-nominated film, mixes the historical account of the interview, with fictional scenes. One of the most famous made-up sequences is when Nixon drunk-dials Frost on the night before their final interview.
The play will run through February 20, with evening performances on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are available through the Heights Players website.