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
Choreography by Kim Zak
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.