1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago
From John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley, Jr., Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award winning one-act musical bends time to bring together America's most unforgettable presidential assassins for a darkly comic journey through the underbelly of the American Dream. This warped and tuneful tour through history takes the form of a carnival game, where the sounds of the decades, from ragtime to folk and more, accompany revue-style portrayals of these notorious assassins and would-be assassins. The twisted festivities might even look familiar to you, bearing a striking similarity to the circus we call "celebrity culture." You'll be invited inside the minds of the assassins -- men who, in their unique ways, felt they'd been robbed of the American Dream. What made them resort to violence where others didn't? Does society play a role in creating these "monsters"? Thought-provoking and delightful, Assassins is sure to stimulate plenty of post-show conversation.
Presented by Kokandy Productions
Thru - Jul 20, 2014