LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Frost/Nixon enlivens history
June 12, 2012 · Updated 3:08 PM
To the editor:
I have just been to the play Frost/Nixon at WICA. My 13-year-old daughter and I were captivated and impressed by the acting in particular. Everything about the play was superb. It was completely believable and we would highly recommend it. (There are some cuss words used, for anybody who is sensitive to that).
I was 20 years old when Watergate began. I well remember the shock that the entire country felt when the original news hit the TV that there had been a break in at the Democratic headquarters and it was then revealed that there had also been a presidential cover up of the break in. This followed on the heels of years of enduring television viewing of the horrors of the Vietnam War and the deaths during the U.S. protests. (I lived near Isla Vista when the burning of the bank occurred in 1970.)
The actual Frost interviews were high drama, and to have lived during that emotional time makes this play all that much more interesting. The true test, though, was the reaction of my daughter. She became inquisitive and engaged in learning more about the events depicted. I consider her new understanding of history to be invaluable and want to commend everyone involved with this fine play.