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Assassins

J.W. Morrissette, director

Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist; John Weidman, librettist

“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.

There will a post-performance Talkback on Thursday, February 8.

Event Details

Studio Theatre
Th Feb 01, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fr Feb 02, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sa Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30pm
We Feb 07, 2018 - 7:30pm
Th Feb 08, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fr Feb 09, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sa Feb 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
Su Feb 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 24 / SC 23 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Illinois Theatre Series (4+ Events) Price Per Show: 23 / SC 22 / STU 13 / UI & YTH 8