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The Tug of War

The Tug of WarAn L.A. Theatre Works-commissioned world premiere docudrama from playwright/screenwriter David Rambo about the decision-making process of a president in crisis. Five performances only featuring an all-star cast: May 25-May 28 at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.

With the world on the brink of war, the judgment of an untested president is called into question. What kind of intellectual and emotional stamina does it take to make the right decision? As Soviet nuclear missiles move ever closer to Cuba, President John F. Kennedy must parse his inner circle's conflicting counsel to prevent nuclear annihilation. This original L.A. Theatre Works commission by David Rambo (Empire, CSI) stars Matthew Arkin (Spaceman) as ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn Thompson Hugo Armstrong (Stitchers) as Lyndon B. Johnson Seamus Dever (Castle) as Robert McNamara Matthew Floyd Miller (Broadway productions of Not About Nightingales, The Invention of Love) as Robert F. Kennedy James Morrison (24) as CIA director John McCone David Selby (Falcon Crest, Dark Shadows) as Dean Rusk Rich Sommer (Mad Men) as national security adviser McGeorge Bundy Nick Toren (General Hospital) as JFK speechwriter and adviser Ted Sorensen John Vickery (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Babylon 5) as Nikita Khruschev and Jules Willcox (Antaeus Theatre Company, Netflix series Bloodline) as Jackie Kennedy. L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series broadcasts weekly on public radio stations across the U.S. (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM) can be heard daily in China and around the world on the Radio Beijing Network can be downloaded as a podcast via iTunes and and can be streamed on demand at  Five live performances: May 25 – May 28 at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 $15-$60 For more information or to purchase tickets, call (310) 827-0889 or go to Join us on Facebook at follow us on Twitter @latheatreworks.

Presenter / Producer: LA Theatre Works

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Theater > Drama

Event Phone: 310-455-455 x3723

UCLA James Bridges Theater
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90290

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 5/25/2017 - 5/28/2017
Thursday, 05/25/2017
Friday, 05/26/2017
Saturday, 05/27/2017
Sunday, 05/28/2017

Performance Times
Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8:00 pm Sat. 3:00 pm Sun. 4:00 pm

Ticket Information:
$15 to $60

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