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PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO

 
Redtwist Theatre presents
 
Frost/Nixon
by Peter Morgan
Directed by Scott Weinstein

Featuring Redtwist company member & Jeff Award-winner Brian Parry as Richard Nixon

“I’m saying when the President does it, that means it’s not illegal”
--Richard Nixon

Opens Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 3pm
(this is also the press opening)

Runs Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 3pm, through Sunday, May 20

ABOUT THE PLAY   
The dashing Brit playboy checkmates the disgraced president into admitting that he not only broke the law, but was still in abject denial that he did anything wrong. These watershed 1977 interviews sealed the legacy of both men, and established Nixon as a modern-day punchline for abuse of power.


THE CAST (in alphabetical order)
Cast:
Adam Bitterman (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace), Patrick Byrnes (John Birt/Ollie), Raphael Diaz (Waiter/Studio Manager), Kristi Forsch (Evonne Goolagong/Stewardess/Waitress), John Arthur Lewis (Jack Brennan), E. Malcolm Martinez (Manolo Sanchez), Brian McKnight (Bob Zelnick), Brian Parry (Richard Nixon), Jason Richards (David Frost), Heather Kae Smith (Caroline Cushing/Make-Up Lady), Mike Tepeli (Jim Reston)

Understudy Cast:
Raphael Diaz (Manolo Sanchez), Kristi Forsch (Caroline Cushing/Make-Up Lady), Peter Brian Kelly (David Frost), Bryan Kravitz (Jim Reston), Buzz Leer (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace), Christopher Marcum (Bob Zelnick), Andrew Pierce (John Birt/Ollie), Andy Polacek (Jack Brennan), Bryan Renaud (Waiter/Studio Manager), Mike Rogalski (Richard Nixon), Nikkia Tyler (Evonne Goolagong/Stewardess/Waitress)

THE STAFF

Scott Weinstein (Director), Isabel Perry (Associate Director), Jenn M. Thompson (Stage Manager), Josy Gonzalo (Assistant Stage Manager), Max Colvill (Production Manager), Buzz Leer (Tech Director), Jeffrey D. Kmiec (Set Designer), Brandon Wardell (Lighting Designer), Eric Backus (Composer, Sound Designer), Rachel M. Sypniewski (Costume Designer), Andrew Hatcher (Props Designer), Rasean Davonte Johnson (Projection Designer), Sammi Grant (Vocal Coach), Alyssa Mohn (Associate Set Designer), Meagan Beattie (Assistant Costume Designer), Natalie Santoro (Scenic Charge), Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer & Marketing), Charlie Hano (Casting Director), E. Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Manager), Charles Bonilla & Johnny Garcia (Box Office Associates), James Fleming & Michael Colucci (Producers)

THE SCHEDULE
Opens: Sat, April 21, 3pm (note: there is no evening performance on opening day)
Showtimes: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm
Run time: 1:45, no intermission
Understudy Performance: $20, (seniors & students $5 off), Tuesday, May 15, 7:30pm,
Closes: Sun, May 20, 3pm
Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, Feb 14, 15, 16, at 7:30pm
Tickets: Thursdays, $35; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $40 (seniors & students $5 off)
       
RESERVATIONS
Website/Tickets: www.redtwist.org
Call: 773-728-7529

LOCATION/PARKING
Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line EL station.

Valet parking for Redtwist is available across the street in front of Francesca’s Bryn Mawr for most performances—hours vary. Dining is not required.

Limited FREE street parking is available on side streets. There is metered street parking via ParkChicago.com app or 3-hour Paybox on Bryn Mawr and 2-hour Paybox on side streets. Free on Sundays, and after 10pm Mon thru Sat.
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