If the real-life, site-specific political drama going on in Washington D.C. isn't enough intrigue for audiences, Stages Repertory of Houston, TX offers a show about a Republican in trouble: Nixon's Nixon. Russell Lees' two-character fictional evocation of Nixon's last night in office, /I> runs Jan. 22-Feb. 14, 1999.
In Nixon, it's the evening of August 7, 1974. Nixon and Kissinger grapple with the inevitable, more specifically, the Watergate scandal and the pros and cons of leaving office.
Stages Rep regular, James Belcher (Quills) will make himself perfectly clear in the role of Nixon while, Stages newbie Paul Menzel plays Secretary of State Kissinger. The production is helmed by Mark Ramont.
For tickets ($21 - $30) or more information, call (713) 52-STAGES.
-- By Sean McGrath