Nixon's Nixon, the two-character fictional account of a meeting between President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, will end its Seattle Repertory Theatre run Dec. 6 in a sold-out weekend.
The satire by Russell Lees -- which has power games aplenty, with Kissinger assuming roles of Chairman Mao, JFK and others -- officially opened Nov. 2 after previews began Oct. 26 at the Rep's smaller space, the Leo Kreielsheimer Theatre. The play takes place on the eve of Nixon's 1974 resignation.
Michael Butler directs David Pichette as Nixon and Peter Van Norden as Kissinger, reprising their roles from a hit San Jose Repertory Theatre production. Butler also directed the San Jose Nixon's Nixon.
Designers are Scott Weldin (sets), B. Modern (costumes), Rick Paulsen (lighting).
Butler is a regional theatre director who co-wrote the music and lyrics to the so-called "bluesical," Thunder Knocking on the Door, which he also directed at San Jose Rep and co-directed at Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre. Tickets are $10-$39. The "Leo K" space, as it's called, is at 155 Mercer St. Call (206) 443-2222. -- By Kenneth Jones