SRSU THEATER PRESENTS ASSASSINS
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 9:15pm
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:00pm
Francois Fine Arts Building
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX 79832
The Sul Ross State University Theatre Program presents Assassins, written by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim, directed by Dona W. Roman with musical direction by Donald Callen Freed and Lana Potts. Evoking a fraternity of political assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history, Sondheim and Weidman daringly examine success, failure and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society. The book by John Weidman (with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) manages to do something incredible: create a cast of characters that are very human and relatable about nine successful and would-be assassins of US presidents. Assassins includes some of Sondheim's tightest and most deft lyrics incorporating classic American music.
Performances are Friday through Sunday, November 15 through 24. Curtain times are 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and children. Assassins contains strong language, so parental discretion is advised. Tickets are on sale now through sulross.edu/theatre of by calling 432-837-8218. The Sul Ross Theatre Program production of Assassins is a featured location of Alpine's 20th ArtWalk.
"Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious."--Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press