SAN DIEGO -- Nixon and Kissinger meet and pray again on the fateful night of Aug. 7, 1974 -- the night before Nixon resigned from office -- in Russell Lees' Nixon's Nixon, which opens July 25 at the Old Globe Theatre.Based on historical fact but turned into a speculative and comic drama by Lees, Nixon's Nixon is described by director Charles Tower as "a meditation on power and loss of power. But it's also a fully rounded, very funny, eminently entertaining play."
Playing Nixon is Keith Jochim, who has appeared in El Bravo, and on Broadway in Frankenstein. Tim Donoghue, who portrays Kissinger, is a longtime Old Globe actor. He also spent six seasons as a member of Trinity Repertory Company.
Through Aug. 29 at the Cassius Carter Center Stage. Call (619) 239-2255.
The Old Globe Theatre also announced the cast for its world premiere production of Getting and Spending, which opens Aug. 1. Linda Purl and James Morrison head the list, which also includes Derek Smith, Kali Rocha, Macintyre Dixon, David Lansbury and Debra Mooney. John Tillinger directs.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent