Directed by Martin L'Herault
Content Warning: This show contains adult language and is recommended for mature audiences
Run time is approximately 85 minutes with no intermission
FIVE PRESIDENTS brings us back 25 years into the Executive Board Room at the Nixon Library on April 27, 1994. It is the day of Richard Nixon's funeral and an historic occasion that brought the five living presidents, four exes and one current, together to mourn, honor and discuss one of our history’s most controversial political figures. This is a fictional take of what might Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton have discussed while gathered prior to the service. Maybe some soul searching among great men so rarely together or, would these leaders of the free world prefer banter, small talk, jokes or petty bickering?
Author Rick Cleveland, an Emmy winning writer/producer whose credits include THE WEST WING, MAD MEN, and MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, demonstrates that he can make government leaders engaging on stage as well. “It is not a partisan play, but this ex-president club is a partisan club.” Mr. Cleveland says, “ I think people will be delighted at how not political it is.”
Reviews from World Premiere in 2015:
Still a relative "newcomer" to the Minnesota theatre community, Martin is very appreciative of the people he has had the pleasure to work with in the area.
Directing credits include: 1776, A Visual Look At Bob Dylan (U.W.-Eau Claire), Veronica's Room (Snug Alley Theatre), The Boyfriend, Music Man (Gard Theater),and What The Butler Saw( Pacific Art Center).
Additionally he was a co-Director for The New York Comedy Repertory Ensemble.
(Former Pres. Gerald R. Ford)
(Former Pres. Jimmy Carter )
(Former Pres. Ronald Reagan)
Casey E. Lewis*
(Former Pres. George H.W. Bush)
(Former Pres. Bill Clinton)
(Special Agent Kirm/ASM/US)
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Arthur Dorman: Talking Broadway Review of Five Presidents
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