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Assassins

Event Type
Performance
Topics
arts, music, theater
Sponsor
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Feb 1, 2018 - Feb 3, 2018   7:30 pm   9:30pm
Cost
$10-25
Contact
Krannert Center Ticket Office
E-Mail
comments@krannertcenter.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6280
Views
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Originating Calendar
Krannert Center

Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist

John Weidman, librettist

J.W. Morrissette, director

“Murder is a tawdry little crime; it’s born of greed, or lust, or liquor. Adulterers and shopkeepers get murdered. But when a president gets killed, when Julius Caesar got killed . . . he was assassinated.” —John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist John Weidman take aim at American ideals of prosperity and fortune. Illinois Theatre presents this powerful musical examination of the blood-curdling (and banal) impulses of would-be assassins who pursue their own versions of the American dream.

 

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