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Assassins

J.W. Morrissette, director
Justin M. Brauer, music 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 be a post-performance Talkback on Thursday, February 8.

This performance contains loud gunshots and violent content.

This performance will last approximately two hours with no intermission.

Event Details

Studio Theatre
Th Feb 01, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fr Feb 02, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sa Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30pm
Tu Feb 06, 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

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