Checkers

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Opened Oct 28, 2012
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Checkers

Checkers refers to President Nixon's dog who he mentioned in his speech attempting to sway the political machine and public to accept him as a viable running mate for Dwight Eisenhower. It reveals the relationship Nixon had with his wife Pat and shows how scummy the political process is. (as if we didn't know). The play is extremely interesting and enlightening and shows how driven Nixon truly was. Anthony LaPaglia and Katherine Erbe are incredible and really nail their roles as Richard and Pat Nixon. Kudos to both. The supporting cast is excellent with a particular thumbs up to Lewis J. Stadlen. Very well written (Douglas McGrath) and directed (Terry Kinney) this production is well worthy of the big stage. Go see it while you still can.