Approximate running time: 2 hours
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr
Director: Katherine Ray
Music Director: Dan Koch
Our nation's most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream.
A multiple TONY Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, ASSASSINS combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.
ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
ASSASSINS contains strong language and adult situations and may not be suitable for all ages.
CAST (In Order Of Appearance)
|The Proprietor||Jonathan Ross|
|Leon Czolgosz||Dan Porri|
|John Hinckley||Josh Newey|
|Charles Guiteau||Joe Harding|
|Giuseppe Zangara||John Farias|
|Samuel Byck||Matt Cornish|
|Lynette "Squeeky" Fromme||Michelle Funaro|
|Sara Jane Moore||Suzanne Powers|
|John Wilkes Booth||Ian Diedrich|
|Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald||Noel Roberge|
|Emma Goldman||Priscilla Squiers|
|Ensemble||Adam Fancher, Tony Leone, Lyn Nagel, Keith Paul, Priscilla Squiers|
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