Frost / Nixon

Chicago Premiere

Aug 17, 2010 - Oct 10, 2010

Three years after the Watergate scandal ended his presidency, Richard Nixon has agreed to break his silence in a series of interviews with up-and-coming British broadcaster David Frost. Behind-the-scenes it’s a battle of egos for the upper hand in controlling history, but as the cameras roll, the world is riveted by a remarkably honest exchange between one man who has lost everything and another with everything to gain.


Production Team

* Member of Actors Equity Association

# Member of United Scenic Artists

~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

+ TimeLine Company Member

^ TimeLine Associate Artist

§ TimeLine Playwrights Collective


  • Chicago Reader

    August 23, 2010

    Louis Contey’s taut staging turns what could be sensationalized pseudo-history into engaging, exhilarating drama … nearly pitch-perfect onstage dynamics.

    —Kerry Reid

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  • Newcity

    August 23, 2010

    Keith Pitts’ curved set subtly suggest the Oval Office as if it were sent through a centrifuge, a terrific image that drives home the discombobulation both men feel right up to the very end as they sit contemplating—side-by-side but miles apart.

    —Nina Metz

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  • Chicago Critic

    August 23, 2010

    Score another coup for TimeLine Theatre … [Terry] Hamilton and [Andrew] Carter were amazing.

    —Tom Williams

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Discussions & Events

  • Sunday Scholars Series
    September 12, 4:30 pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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