Text - Geoffrey
Cowan and Leroy Aarons
Direction - John Rubinstein
co-production with L.A.
Theatre Works and
Design - David Lander
Costume Design - Holly Poe Durbin
Original Sound Design - Lindsay Jones
Production Stage Manager - Jennifer Grutza
Meg Greenfield - Diane Adair
John Mitchell/Chal Roberts/Lamont Vanderhall -
Ben Bagdikian, Robert Mardian
- John Getz
Murry Marder/Judge Martin Peel
Gleason Jack Gilpin
Brian Kelly -
- Kathryn Meisle
George Wilson/Eugene Patterson -
McGrath Richard Nixon/Dennis Doolin -
Soldier/Darryl Cox/Clerk & Bailiff/Ron Ziegler
Russell Soder Ben Bradlee -
Fritz Beebe/Henry Kissinger -
Peter Van Norden
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1971 and the nation is at war. The intractable conflict escalates
in Vietnam while here at home the battle for public opinion rages.A
federal court blocks The New York Times from publishing
the top-secret history of US involvement in Vietnam. Washington
Post publisher Katharine Graham has a single day to decide
whether to print these Pentagon Papers. When
the Nixon administration closes in and charges treason, the fight
for a free press explodes. Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons' riveting
and suspenseful TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON
PAPERS animates the frontline clash between the governmentís
need for secrecy and the publicís right to know. TOP SECRET
is a triumphant reminder of the importance of
the continuing battle fought in the name of the First Amendment.
First preview, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 8pm;
Opening night, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 @ 7pm;
Final performance, Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ 7pm.
Tuesdays @ 7pm
Wednesday – Friday @ 8pm
Saturday @ 3pm & 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm & 7pm
Thursday, March 18 @ 1pm
Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with one intermission
Cowan is Professor of Journalism and Law and Dean of
School for Communication at USC. He founded the Center
for Law and Social Policy, a public interest agency which
has represented civil rights groups, women’s organizations,
labor unions, and environmentalists in landmark FCC proceedings.
Leroy Aarons was an editor and a national correspondent
for the Washington
Post, serving as the New York bureau chief and later establishing
the paper’s first Los Angeles bureau. He is the founder
of the National
Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).