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Drama Group set to present ‘Frost/Nixon’

David Frost (left) former President Richard M. Nixon.  |  File photo

David Frost (left) and former President Richard M. Nixon. | File photo

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Updated: February 27, 2014 6:08AM



The Chicago Heights-based Drama Group will stage “Frost/Nixon” on several dates in early and mid-February, according to a press release from the group.

The historical, acclaimed play was written by noted British playwright and dramatist Peter Morgan, the release said. It is based on a series of televised interviews that former U.S. President Richard Nixon granted broadcaster David Frost in 1977 about his administration, including his role in the Watergate scandal. It was Tony-nominated for Best Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Frank Langella) and Best Director, the release said.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15, and 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16 at the Drama Group Studio Theatre, 330 202nd St., Chicago Heights.

Tickets are $19 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students with an ID, the release said. Group discount rates are available. The Drama Group recommends calling the box office at (708) 755-3444 for advance sales.

There also will be a special student discount for all speech and debate teams for the Feb. 13 performance. The group rate for 15 students or more that day is $10.

Handicap seating is limited. For more information, call the box office.

For directions and more information, visit www.dramagroup.org.

The cast includes Frost, played by Jeff Peterson (Chicago Heights); Nixon, played by Earle Howe (Lansing); Jon Britt, played by Ron Edwards (Chicago Heights); Jack Brennan, played by Gary Korpitz (Oak Lawn); Jim Reston, played by Andrew Buel (Montgomery); Caroline Cushing, played by Ann Mazzotti (Orland Park); Swifty Lazar, played by Robert Reidy (Chicago); Mike Wallace, played by John Dewan (South Chicago Heights); Manolo Sanchez, played by Garrett Wilson (Hammond); Bob Zelnick, played by Andy Leahy (Chicago Heights); Evonne Goolagong, played by Samantha Bryce (Tinley Park); and Ensemble Woman No. 1, played by Barbara Whitney (Richton Park).

The director is MJ Renzi (New Lenox). Russ Hoganson (Homewood) is handling the set design, with Dawn DeVries (Park Forest) on costumes, and Regina Gadotti (Chicago Heights) on makeup design, according to the release.

Staff report



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