Eastbound Theatre presents Frost/Nixon

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, presents the first show of its 27th season, the political drama, Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan, directed by Jeremy Funke.

Frost/Nixon will be performed on the MAC stage and livestreamed at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11.

According to a press release from the MAC: Frost/Nixon tells the true story of a talk show host desperate for credibility interviewing the most notoriously corrupt president of his time and eliciting at long last an apology for the worst national nightmare since the Civil War. It is a harrowing examination of the powerful role the media can and should play in telling truth to power, and of the differences between virtuous and selfish ambitions.

In another first for Eastbound Theatre, the role of David Frost will be played by a woman actor, Nicole Neurohr of Stamford. Richard Nixon will be played by John Atkin of Norwalk, and Mat Young of Norwalk will play Jim Reston. Two additional gender-breaking roles will be played by Rachel Rothman-Cohen of Westport as John Birt and Sarah Bowles of West Haven as Bob Zelnick. Tyler Small of Hamden will play Jack Brennan; Celine Montaudy of Norwalk plays Caroline Cushing; Michael Edelstein of Los Angeles plays Swifty Lazar; and Noah Goldstein of Guildford plays the role of Manolo.

“Santayana’s oft-quoted ‘those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it’ has been ricocheting around my brain throughout rehearsals for Frost/Nixon,” said Director Jeremy Funke. “Working with this tremendously talented cast has elucidated elements of both the story and the text that very much speak not just to what we are presenting, but to the medium through which we must necessarily present it. Ultimately, it is the story of these characters using the medium of television to seek justice and redemption that compels me the most.”

For tickets, at $15, visit milfordarts.org. Ticket holders will receive a link to view the livestream performance. The MAC is recommending patrons take out pizza from its season sponsor, Colony Grill.

For more information, email info@milfordarts.org.