Bradley Playhouse (Putnam CT) – Frost/Nixon REVIEW
Where were you when Richard Nixon resigned in 1974? Do you remember the 1977 interviews with television talk show host David Frost?
This powerful dramatization will have you wondering why they are not one of the more memorable moments in American history.
I have attended several events at Bradley Playhouse but I have to say – this was by far the best. Don’t get me wrong – I love comedies, love stories and all that stuff. But this was an amazing portrayal of real life events. I did not see the real Frost/Nixon interview but I will absolutely go out of my way to see it now. When he resigned I was 8 years old – and just 11 at the time of the interview. The funny thing is my 25 year old son watched the real interviews and watched the movie – he was more knowledgeable about the events than I was and he wasn’t even born at the time. I have always been interested a great deal in Kennedy and the family. Never even really gave a thought to Nixon – I have a new found interest and really appreciate the authenticity these actors brought to their roles. If you get a chance – you should definitely go see Frost/Nixon at Bradley Playhouse.
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The Bradley Playhouse is a 113 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam Antiques and Restaurant District in the “Quiet Corner” of Northeastern Connecticut. It is an amateur community theatre, operated by the members of The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. TNECT produces six season shows per year and several special fundraising events for The Bradley Playhouse Restoration Fund. The Bradley Playhouse has an amazing history.
Although I am not a member of the organization I was very much involved as a patron when I was younger. Until 1985 the Bradley was known as the Imperial and was a movie theater. I grew up with the Imperial and spent so much time there. To this day I remember the first movie I saw there was Bambi and the movie I saw the most there was the original Indiana Jones. I always loved going there – it was my favorite place to do throughout my entire childhood. I didn’t just see films there – I also saw several “live” shows when I was younger. There was a presentation very similar to a “Heaven is Real” idea; magicians, and other events.
It was always an extra special occasion when they opened up the balcony area. Every child wants to sit in the balcony. I remember so many experiences at the theater – and there were some “live” ones over the years.
To see the full history Click Here.
Tickets are reasonably priced and the Bradley is a non profit organization.
The shows remaining in their 2014 season HERE for details.
However in summary the shows will be:
THE WIZARD OF OZ
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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