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Krannert Center Events: February 2018: 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.

Thursday, February 1 - Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theatre
Wednesday, February 7 - Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theatre
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00pm in the Studio Theatre

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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... scores and music recordings of Stephen Sondheim's work.

... books on assassination of United States Presidents.

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