(Photo from Playbill) I just came back from New York where I saw my uncle Gerry Bamman play Richard Nixon in "Nixon's Nixon." If you're in New York between now and October 28th, go see it. The New York Times recently published a very nice review, pointing out that the play, set in 1974 on the night before Nixon announced his resignation, has been re-staged at a rather apt point in time:
This vision of the country’s leaders retreating happily into a fantasy world of their own invention may strike some in the audience as having a certain grimly funny currency at the moment. The squabbling and finger pointing between politicians bent on burnishing their own images, even as they casually total the numbers of civilians and soldiers who have died on their watch, might also strike an eerily contemporary note (especially since Bob Woodward’s new book, “State of Denial,” suggests that Kissinger continues to play an influential role in United States foreign policy).
There's even an interview with the director, playwright, and the two actors available on YouTube. Check it out: