Top Secret The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (2008 Tour Edition)

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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.