Book by John Weidman and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by James Robson
Assistant Directed by Amanda Resendes
Music Directed by Doug Benishek
Technical Direction by Erin Callahan
Choreography by Kim Zak
Produced by Chynna Benson and Rachel Rex
The Student Theater at Agganis Area
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In this darkly humorous musical, nine men and women who attempted (four of them successfully) to assassinate American presidents are depicted. While every nation has its assassins and would-be assassins, only in America, the authors suggest, do disturbed individuals act not because they hope to influence national politics but because they are wrapped up in a sense of entitlement. Feeling betrayed by the failed promise of American democracy and the American Dream, they strike out at the symbol for America: the American president. Assassins spans several musical styles and many decades, ultimately culminating in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald: Evan Paszamant
The Proprietor: Reid Phillips
Charles Guiteau: Jackson Machesky
John Wilkes Booth: Esiri Madagwa, Jr.
John Hinckley, Jr.: Tim Willard
Giuseppe Zangara: Daniel Multz
Leon Czolgosz: Michael Hugo Halasnik
Samuel Byck: James Persons
Emma Goldman: Isa Very
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme: Carrie Welter
Sarah Jane Moore: Courtney Durso
Housewife: Samantha Vatalaro
David Herold: Will Aracri
Ensemble: Maeve Hawk, Victoria Gauntner, Kathryn Daniel, Xianjue (Dash) Huang