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Strawberry Theatre Workshop
Jan 18-Feb 17 at 12th Ave Arts
In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon selects British TV personality David Frost to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter's own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion..
Alexandra Tavares, Amy Thone, and Sarah Harlett lead an all-female cast in Peter Morgan's docudrama of corruption, obstruction, and blind ambition.
"The choice to cast all women does a service to the story. Having a woman play Nixonvisibly as a womandoesn't allow the audience to dismiss the president's cunning and cruelty as an unfortunate side effect of his masculinity. We're trained to believe that ambition is good, and that it's an intrinsic part of manliness. Having a woman actor say stuff like "When the president does it, that means it is not illegal" denies Nixon any built-in sympathy. He's not just a guy being a guy. He's a power-hungry, self-serving boss who abused his power in order to protect his friends."
Rich Smith, The Stranger
"It's great that these actresses get to play these meaty, traditionally male roles but what you should focus on is how each of them are simply the best people for the roles. And what they create for us is a thrilling game of cat and mouse where the role of the cat keeps changing."
Jay Irwin, Broadway World
"A must-see for appreciators of political dramas and because of its uncanny relevance to contemporary American politics, Frost/Nixon offers a unique glimpse into the lives of the titular characters and their supporting teams as both sides grapple over Nixons presidential legacy and his involvement in the infamous Watergate break-in, documenting the conflicting paths of two bitter adversaries and the deep-seated respect they develop for one another over the course of their conflict."
Robert Horton, Drama in the Hood
About Strawberry Theatre Workshop
Founded in 2004 by Greg Carter, Strawberry Theatre Workshop is a professional theatre company dedicated to socially engaged work of the highest caliber. Strawshop is a Stranger Genius Award winner, a six-time Seattle Times Footlight Award winner, and the only company to be nominated for a TPS Gregory Award for Outstanding Production four years in a row (2009-12). Known for its critically acclaimed productions of "Our Town", "The Normal Heart", "Breaking the Code", "The Elephant Man", "Proof" and "The Laramie Project", Strawshop is anchored in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Strawshop is one of three resident companies in the new 12th Ave Arts building, which opened on Capitol Hill in 2015.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop is committed to the idea that the theatre is the people's place of aspiration, and that any voice from the stage is translated exponentially into conversations at coffee shops, bus stops, classrooms, and play fields. Strawshop is dedicated to the idea of ensemble, in the broadest sense of the word. Our ensemble does not only mean a resident company of workers, but a collective that includes our work, our audience, and our neighborhood. This is an activist stance. To be a good neighbor is to be a relevant neighbor, a responsible neighbor, and a vocal neighbor.
Opens: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Plays: Thu-Fri-Sat and Mon, 7:30 pm
Venue: Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts
Address: 1620 12th Ave, Capitol Hill, Seattle
Ticket Prices: $36 General
Phone Sales: 1-800-838-3006
Online Sales: strawshop.bpt.me
READ MORE AT: www.strawshop.org
12th Ave Arts (View)
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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