Auditions for Frost/Nixon will be held January 7 & 8 at 7:30pm in the lobby of the Legion Theatre. Frost/Nixon will run March 22-30, 2019 and will be directed by Suzanne Husting.
Far from being a Battle of the Titans, "Frost/Nixon" is the confrontation of two men at perhaps the lowest point of their fame, seeking to regain status in the eyes of the public and of history. The script by Peter Morgan ("Queen", "The Crown") deftly fleshes out the incredible story of how the Frost/Nixon interviews came to be, and the many personalities that played into the events. Besides the 2 protagonists, we meet newsman Mike Wallace, Hollywood super-agent Swifty Lazar, tennis star Yvonne Goolagong, along with other personalities essential to the story. The tension builds through the final interview, always pushing the question: can Frost, a lightweight celebrity interviewer, get the disgraced but pardoned former President to make a final, full confession to America and the world?
This play is a Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre awards submission.
- Cold readings from the script
- Some roles require accent work. See below.
David Frost, lead, British accent req.
Jim Reston, maj.supp, narrator of play
Jack Brennan, maj.supp, ex-military
Actor 1: Manolo Sanchez, aide to Nixon
Actor 2: Swifty Lazar, Mike Wallace, studio mgr @ Monarch Bay
Actor 3: John Birt (Brit. accent req.) voice-overs offstage
Actor 4: Bob Zelnich; studio mgr @ White House
Actor 5: Caroline Cushing, David Frost's girlfriend (British/Continental accent), make-up lady
The role of Nixon will be played by Kip Henderson.
The role of Evonne Goolagong will be played by Portia Carter.