The Big Event: King Dick

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THE BIG EVENT From Dallas to D.C…. 3 plays from the Black Bag Pentalogy Written by Christian Levatino KING DICK Christmastime, 1970: The King just spent 100 G's on gifts, and he's on the run from Graceland. High on Demerol and liquid Ritalin, Elvis concocts a scheme to offer the leader of the free world his influential voice in exchange for a new symbol of power.

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"It's all very manic and mad, but the lampoon works because it's rooted in reality: such a meeting between Presley and the President did take place."

sweet-sour - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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"Doba's version of Nixon comes out as creepy, racist and a joke. He plays Nixon as far out as a human being can. His facial expressions are priceless. The way his eyes pop open and voice deepens whenever he hears good news, are hilarious. He does a solid job as the shady president."

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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""So, what are you doing Sunday" was the question and the answer was, I was at The Complex Hollywood and I was watching 3 plays in a row! So King Dick is part of a trilogy of plays under the banner of "The Big Event Live" Come for one, stay for all 3!, there is even a 'Black Bag' Lounge to rest and recharge, hydrate, have a snack and discuss your favorite moments between plays!, such a wonderful idea for a Sunday! it was joyous! King Dick is part of a trilogy of plays written and performed by Christian Levatino, If you are looking for an extravaganza of great theatre, great writing and with an amazing set that just transports you straight into the scene, look no further. King Dick is, in my opinion, what I would consider the most fun of the 3, It's just different material to the other 2 plays but as a fan of Elvis, a fan of politics, I LOVED this! The play is centered around the historic meeting between Elvis (Levatino) his entourage, Jesse (Sanders) and the downright dastardly Dick Nixon (Doba) I truly love this play, the writing, the props, the music, its certainly immersive, and you can't help but get swept up with the insanity an authenticity of that era. If you're looking for good writing, great comedy and music and scene changes that is basically beautifully choreographed dance, then look no further!"

sweet - Alex Hathaway


David MacDowell Blue
"For those of you who don't know, Elvis Pressley walked up to the White House one day and asked to see President Richard M. Nixon.  More, he was (eventually) let in to meet the President in the Oval Office, to have some photos taken.  "Tricky Dick" it turned was something of a fan, and gladly granted the "King's" request for a Federal Drug Enforcement badge."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


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"King Dick is the most outrageously funny of the 3 brilliant plays written and directed by Christian Levatino in TheBigEventLive.com. He also stars as Elvis the King, staggering his drug-induced way to a meeting with Nixon the Dick. Along the way are bizarre encounters with members of his entourage, government henchmen, and his deceased-at-birth twin brother. It's a trip, all right — one you do not want to miss!"

sweet - Robin Roth


Matt Ritchey
"A core group of actors work in two or three of the plays and one cannot help but marvel at their stamina and brainpower, especially when performing all three plays in a single day. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


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"It's all very manic and mad, but the lampoon works because it's rooted in reality: such a meeting between Presley and the President did take place."

sweet-sour - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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"Doba's version of Nixon comes out as creepy, racist and a joke. He plays Nixon as far out as a human being can. His facial expressions are priceless. The way his eyes pop open and voice deepens whenever he hears good news, are hilarious. He does a solid job as the shady president."

sweet - Mary E Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"For those of you who don't know, Elvis Pressley walked up to the White House one day and asked to see President Richard M. Nixon.  More, he was (eventually) let in to meet the President in the Oval Office, to have some photos taken.  "Tricky Dick" it turned was something of a fan, and gladly granted the "King's" request for a Federal Drug Enforcement badge."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey
"A core group of actors work in two or three of the plays and one cannot help but marvel at their stamina and brainpower, especially when performing all three plays in a single day. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


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""So, what are you doing Sunday" was the question and the answer was, I was at The Complex Hollywood and I was watching 3 plays in a row! So King Dick is part of a trilogy of plays under the banner of "The Big Event Live" Come for one, stay for all 3!, there is even a 'Black Bag' Lounge to rest and recharge, hydrate, have a snack and discuss your favorite moments between plays!, such a wonderful idea for a Sunday! it was joyous! King Dick is part of a trilogy of plays written and performed by Christian Levatino, If you are looking for an extravaganza of great theatre, great writing and with an amazing set that just transports you straight into the scene, look no further. King Dick is, in my opinion, what I would consider the most fun of the 3, It's just different material to the other 2 plays but as a fan of Elvis, a fan of politics, I LOVED this! The play is centered around the historic meeting between Elvis (Levatino) his entourage, Jesse (Sanders) and the downright dastardly Dick Nixon (Doba) I truly love this play, the writing, the props, the music, its certainly immersive, and you can't help but get swept up with the insanity an authenticity of that era. If you're looking for good writing, great comedy and music and scene changes that is basically beautifully choreographed dance, then look no further!"

sweet - Alex Hathaway


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"King Dick is the most outrageously funny of the 3 brilliant plays written and directed by Christian Levatino in TheBigEventLive.com. He also stars as Elvis the King, staggering his drug-induced way to a meeting with Nixon the Dick. Along the way are bizarre encounters with members of his entourage, government henchmen, and his deceased-at-birth twin brother. It's a trip, all right — one you do not want to miss!"

sweet - Robin Roth