Top Secret - The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (2008 Tour Edition)
Geoffrey Cowan, Leroy Aarons
Narrator Raphael Sbarge, John Getz, Tom Virtue, Susan Sullivan, John Heard, Gregory Harrison, Peter Van Norden, Diane Adair, Bo Foxworth, James Gleason, Russell Soder, Geoffrey Wade
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons’ timely docudrama about The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top secret study documenting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The subsequent trial tested the parameters of the First Amendment, pitting the public’s right to know against the government’s desire for secrecy. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Diane Adair as Meg Greenfield Bo Foxworth as George Wilson/Eugene Patterson John Getz as Ben Bagdikian James Gleason as Murray Marder/Judge Martin Peel Gregory Harrison as Brian Kelly John Heard as Ben Bradlee Raphael Sbarge as Robert Mardian/Ron Ziegler Russell Soder as Soldier/Darryl Cox/Clerk-Bailiff Susan Sullivan as Katherine Graham Peter Van Norden as Fritz Beebe/Dr. Henry Kissinger Tom Virtue as Dennis Doolin/President Richard Nixon Geoffrey Wade as General John Mitchell/Chal Roberts/Lamont Vanderhall Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in March of 2008.
Duration: about 1 hour (01:16:07) Publishing date: 2008-06-25; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2008. Copyright Statment: —