"Assassins" the musical will be presented by GSU Center for Performing Arts resident theatre group SLATE (SouthLand Area Theatre Ensemble) on Friday, February 1st at 7:00pm and Saturday, February 2nd at 8:00pm.
"Assassins" is Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical about the Presidential assassins and would-be assassins exploring the darker side of the American Dream.
Forming a fraternity of sorts, the men and women come together to examine success, failure, fame, and the drive for power in American society.
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Revival on Broadway as well as the Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical, it includes classic Sondheim dark comedy into an imaginary world where the various assassins talk to each other about their hopes and dreams.
Why did they decide to try and kill the President?
What drove them to these acts?
How different are their darker dreams from most "normal" Americans?
It incorporates history, the true words of the men and women into the musical, as well as memorable and haunting songs such as "Everybody’s Got the Right", "Unworthy of Your Love", and "Something Just Broke".
It is a musical that confronts pain in order to heal our society - a true modern classic.
The cast includes...
Balladeer / Lee Harvey Oswald........Steve Greist
John Wilkes Booth........Nate Krug
Leon Czolgosz........Brad Senffner
Sara Jane Moore........Meghan Hoyt
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme........Gloria Petrelli
John Hinckley........Max Hillman
Guiseppe Zangara........Koray Tarhan
Charles J. Guiteau........Billy Vitucci
Sam Byck........Tyler McMahon
Proprietor / Ensemble........Stacie Knefelkamp
David Herold / Ensemble........Christopher Kelley
Emma Goldman / Ensemble........Heather Prince
James Blaine / Ensemble........Jack Reed
James Garfield / Gerald Ford / Ensemble........Joe Clair
Billy / Ensemble........Bryn Dolan
Housewife (Something Just Broke Lead) / Ensemble........Melina Vitucci
"Assassins" will be directed by J.R. Rose, the Artistic Director of SLATE Theatre.
The Southland Area Theatre Ensemble (SLATE) was founded in 2008 with the goal of educating, enriching, and entertaining the surrounding communities.