Theater as history: Where is truth about JFK / Mob / CIA?
“Ride the Tiger” is the apt image for William Mastrosimone’s credible, exciting and instructive play about the Kennedy White House era.
When the players fall off the tiger – one-by-one – therein lies the clearest view of the tragedy.
Frank Sinatra thought he had a brother in President John Kennedy, sharing fun and women, campaigning and brokering a deal for crucial West Virginia primary votes. Kennedy thought he could tangle with Mob benefactors and the CIA – two sides of the same coin in the Fidel Castro murder plots and elsewhere – and still survive. Chicago Mob boss Sam Giancana knew the score ...
The Real Judith Campbell Exner With New Haven's Tony Consiglio
-- photo courtesy of Franz Douskey,
author of 'Sinatra and Me: the Very Good Years'