The production reveals uneasy truths about the American dream as it investigates the personalities behind four successful and five would-be presidential assassins.
Hugely resonant in today’s celebrity-obsessed society, the story is peopled with desperate characters intent on making their mark and the violent means some will use to do it.
From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking the audience on a nightmarish roller-coaster ride in which assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts as they take a shot at the American dream.
On stage weekends through June 12 at 11150 Southeastern Ave., the play won five Tony Awards. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $18 for students and seniors, $20 for adults, can be reserved by calling 862-2270.