A new production of Peter Morgan’s “Frost/Nixon” is casting Equity actors in New York City for a Northern California production. The show is casting both leading roles, Richard Nixon and David Frost.
The popular play dramatizes the television interview between former U.S. President Richard Nixon and British TV personality and playboy David Frost. The interview took place several years after the end of Nixon’s presidency and is played as a battle of wills where Frost seeks to extract a confession from Nixon for the Watergate scandal. The play was adapted into a critically lauded film released in 2008.
Both roles are for Caucasian men. The part of Richard Nixon is for male talent, aged 60–69. Nixon has a studied way of interacting with people, a sort of false or negative charisma that still functions. The role of David Frost is for a male actor, aged 35–39. Frost is a playboy and television personality who is out of his depth with the wounded and guarded Nixon.
Auditions in New York City are by appointment only on Sept. 26 and 27. Actors cast will receive $914 per week under an Equity LOTR B Non-Rep Contract. Transportation and housing will be provided. Rehearsal starts on Dec. 21, with a break on Dec. 24 and 25. The show runs Jan. 19–Feb. 10 in Palo Alto, California.
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