The national tour of Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons’ Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers will conclude at L.A.’s Skirball Center, March 12-16, where it will be performed and recorded as part of L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s The Thing series. The production will be directed by John Rubinstein.
The show, a docudrama about the classified “Pentagon Papers” that were published by the Washington Post during the Vietnam War, follows the debate played out at editor Ben Bradlee’s home as his staff sorts through the documents and tries to decide if publishing them will violate national security — and as the lawyers and publisher decide if publishing will risk criminal action and possibly huge financial consequences.
The cast features, John Heard, John Vickery, Susan Sullivan, Gregory Harrison, Bo Foxworth, James Gleason, Russell Soder, Peter Van Norden, Tom Virtue, and Geoffrey Wade.
For tickets and information, call 310-827-0889 or visit www.latw.org.