From The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
by Susan Wolford
I had the honor of viewing the first dress rehearsal of “Frost/Nixon” at The Springer Opera House. I just wanted to share with your readers what an incredible play this is.
I grew up in England, so I am very familiar with the now Sir David Frost, who is still going strong today. I was young when the Frost-Nixon interviews took place, but I do remember news clips and the grownups talking about it. There were 80 or so hours of tapes in which David Frost, Richard Nixon and their respective suits were trying to outsmart each other. When on the final day of taping the charismatic David Frost, “the talk show host,” was able to entice some of the most powerful information in American history out of the former president.
This dynamic and compelling production has an equally powerful cast. Topher Nixon Payne, who some will remember as the playwright for “Lakebottom Proper,” does an incredible portrayal the world-famous David Frost and David Millstone, who hails from Philadelphia, does an expert portrayal of the blemished president, along with many other talented cast and crew, some of whom you will be familiar with. (One actor in particular will NOT be dressed as several women.)
You will also be blown away by the visual effects used during the performance. This drama opens Thursday, Jan. 26 and will run for only two weekends. I can assure that you won’t want to miss this dramatic portrayal of the interviews that brought out the long-awaited truth.