1:21 am - Saturday November 18, 2017

RFK – A Portrait of Robert Kennedy

Nominated for Five 2012-13 Henry Awards

 

RFK – A Portrait of Robert Kennedy is truly a run-away hit for Vintage Theatre Productions.

 

In January of this year overwhelming demand required that the show extend through February and in June RFK slid into the Studio Theatre at the Aurora Fox Arts Center for another four-week run. On July 26 RFK returns to Vintage Theatre for an additional four-week run.

 

“RFK – A Portrait of Robert Kennedy,” starring James O’Hagan Murphy, returns to Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010 July 26 and runs through August 31. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($20 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com.

 

RFK has received five nominations for the 2012 – 13 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards. Actor James O’Hagan Murphy is nominated Outstanding Actor in a Play and Terry Dodd for Outstanding Direction of a Play. Luke Allen Terry receives his first nomination for Sound Design and David LaFont and Terry Dodd are nominated for Scenic Design. RFK is one of only five shows nominated in this year’s Outstanding Production of a Play category.

 

This tour-de-force one-man show breathes new life into the back-story of the Kennedy family.  RFK creates a very human portrait of a politician and revisits some of the darker moments in U.S. History. Author Jack Holmes expands the well-known facts of a politician’s life into a stirring metaphor for the struggle to believe in our government and our leaders.

 

By late summer, 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was a deeply wounded man. Still in shock and consumed with grief and guilt over the assassination of his older brother, President John F. Kennedy, on November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, he was at a crossroads. The 1964 presidential election was approaching and President Lyndon Johnson, who had been dangling the possibility of a vice-presidential role to RFK, finally called Kennedy over to the White House to tell him his decision. The result of that meeting and the subsequent direction for the next, and last, four years of Robert Kennedy’s life are the focus of this play.

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