Frost Nixon

August 3- August 12

Directed by Roger Montalbabo

 

Okay, here’s the story: a paranoid and spiteful President is bent on using the media to lie and spin his way out of the biggest political scandal in American History. No – not Trump and Twitter in 2017; this is Nixon and television in 1977. Those that do not pay attention to history are doomed to repeat it. And it looks like the majority of Americans need to go back and look at the history. Don’t worry, the Blue Room is here to help.

British talk-show host David Frost (Joe Hilsee) has become a lowbrow laughing-stock. Richard M. Nixon (David Davalos) has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over 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. The result is the the most watched news program in the history of American television that sealed a president’s legacy.

Not only do you get Hilsee and Davalos – who is reprising the role of Nixon form Blue Room’s 2006 production of Nixon’s Nixon (people still talk about it), but we also have some of the most familiar names int eh Chico theatre scene: Kelly Houston, Sean Green, Allen Lunde, Rob Wilson, Suzanne Pappini, Nicole Colado, Julia Rauter, and Michael Sanchez. Set by Amber Miller and all directed by the ever-loving Roger Montalbano.