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Frozen Stiff

It's hard to imagine a time when journalists were still able to ask the tough questions of politicians without endless rebuke. That might be why, despite critical acclaim, audiences didn't turn out for the film adaptation of Frost/Nixon — they must've thought the story of British TV host David Frost's 12-day, deep-tissue interview of President Richard Nixon was something like watching unicorns going at it with leprechauns (you decide who is the leprechaun). But if, like those other folks, you missed the film, you've been pardoned: the original play Frost/Nixon opens Thursday at the Caldwell Theatre. In its London and Broadway runs, the round-by-round boxing match between these two juggernauts garnered numerous awards, including a Tony. And though the epic face-off naturally makes for excellent theater, the story is told with the gravitas appropriate of such an important piece of political history. (That's despite the fact that the playwright, Peter Morgan, was only six when Nixon first took to the Oval Office. Guess he has a different idea of what makes a good fairy tale.)

Find out who the crook really is when Frost/Nixon rumbles into the Count de Hoernle Theatre, located at 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, through February 8. Tickets start at $32. For showtimes visit, or call 561-241-7432.
Thursdays-Sundays, 2 & 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 8. Continues through Feb. 8, 2009

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John Linn

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