In the days of the Vietnam War, “Star Wars” premiering and disco rising, one man – one leader – made some mistakes that followed him until his death in 1994, and one journalist made some moves that would end up being some of the most profound of his career.
Aiken Community Playhouse’s production of “Frost/Nixon” will show a fictional take on the interviews David Frost conducted with former president Richard Nixon three years after his resignation.
The play will open Friday and will run Saturday, and Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 3 p.m at the Aiken Community Playhouse on 126 Newberry St.
Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Bob Franklin, the play shows Nixon as a fallen man wanting to regain his status with the American people. This desire leads him to Frost, a man looking to get climb back up himself, according to Franklin.
“It is more broadly the story of two men who, from modest beginnings, had both reached the pinnacle of success in their respective professions and had then fallen from grace,” Franklin said in a release.
““Frost/Nixon’ at ACP is a powerful story and gripping entertainment played with remarkable skill by a team of veteran actors… It’s worth seeing.”
The plays contains some adult themes and language.
For more information and ticket information, call 648-1438 or visit www.aikencom munityplayhouse.com.
Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner Swifty Lazar, played by Jack McElwee, far right, tries to reason with Richard Nixon, played by Bob Rollins next to him, as David Frost looks on during a rehearsal for ACP’s upcoming “Frost/Nixon.” For the night, director Bob Franklin had to fill in for Brad King who plays Frost.×