Keith Reddin's examination of the early career of Richard Nixon. Set in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a paranoid Dick Nixon is an idealistic young congressman who is ambivalent about resorting to a monumentally underhanded "dirty trick". This was orchestrated by Nixon's conniving campaign official Roy Day against his Democratic opponent, Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas - the so-called 'Pink Lady'. Nixon's victory launches his career as a politician.
A Goodman Theatre coproduction.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Timothy Carhart as Nixon
Harry Groener as Melvyn
Gary Houston as Roy
Leslie Lyles as Helen
David Shapiro as Stan
Directed by Michael Maggio. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Chicago, in October 1998.