Monday, March 17, 2008

Kill A President - Assasins: The Musical

Over the weekend I had the chance to see Assassins, a reimagining of the musical by Stephen Sondheim which details and explores the lives and motivations behind 9 would be and sucessful assassins of US Presidents. Iffy topic, but then again, we are talking about the man behind Sweeney Todd.

The theatre was small, and the troup was in your face, to the point of sitting with the audience and never exiting the stage once they entered it. It made for a tense hour and a half, though the funniest part of it to me was watching the audience on the other side of the small theatre, and noticing two ladies in the front row falling asleep.

Still, a great performance and incredibly thought provoking. Next up? Sweeney Todd.

Until then, here's a preview of the production I went to see:

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