RFK, which opens at the Cleveland Play House tonight, is "the story of a very human effort in politics," says director Seth Gordon.
The playwright, Jack Holmes, who portrays the presidential hopeful, developed the one-man show in Los Angeles several years ago. Gordon saw the New York production and thought Cleveland audiences would appreciate a good political story during campaign season. "People, regardless of their politics, will get a sense of the importance of citizenship," he says. "I want them to emerge with a renewed sense of urgency."
The play traces Kennedy's political life and death from attorney general to assassination on the presidential trail following him as he steps out of his big brother's shadow to become one of the nation's top civil rights leaders.
Oct. 27-28, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.; Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m.