Equinox Theatre Company Proudly Presents:
Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”
Book by Josh Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Pat Payne
Music Direction by Tim Kennedy
Choreography by Matthew Dailey
Equinox Theatre Company is proud to present the final show in their 2012 season with Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical “Assassins” August 24 through September 15. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. With a pay-what-you-can Industry night on Thursday, September 6. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door and are available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com. Performances will be at The Bug Theatre – 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Reservations are accepted at (720) 984-0781. This show is recommended for mature audiences.
Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, “Assassins” is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and in an intense final scene inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
“Sidesplitting and sobering in equal measure, this is the most provocative musical in years.” – LA Times
“A work that sets to song the thoughts of John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and John Hinckley, among others, is still bound to give some theatergoers the creeps…Yet let it be stated that ‘Assassins’ does not celebrate its homicidal subjects. Mr. Sondheim and Mr. Weidman are simply posing a question that arises in many people’s minds when they read accounts of shocking, irrational crimes: ‘Why would someone do that?’” -NY Times
The talented cast includes Scott Bellot as the Balladeer, Adam Shelton as John Wilkes Booth, Owen Niland as the Proprietor, Sue Ann Shelton as Squeeky Frome, Patrick Brownson as Sam Byck, Shannon McCarthy as Guiseppe Zangara, Brandon Keller as Leon Czolgosz, Torrey Jenkins as Charles Guiteau, James Crapes as John Hinckley, Jr, and Emily Maccomber as Sara Jane Moore. The ensemble includes Angela Mendez, Rachelle Wood, Kristen Mair, Rachel VanScoy, Alex Ambard, Richard Chachi Martin, Matthew Satterfield, and Peter Olschner.
“Assassins” was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won five of them including Best Revival of a Musical in 2004.
In light of the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, Equinox Theatre Company will be donating a portion of it’s proceeds for the run of “Assassins” to COVA, the Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance. In addition, there will be a donation jar set up in the lobby of “Assassins” for anyone wishing to make additional donations.
Equinox Theatre Company Presents:
Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”
at The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street in Denver
August 24 through September 15
With a Pay-what-you-can Industry Night September 6
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more
Tickets available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com
Recommended for mature audiences