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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman.
Amidst the lurid debris of a traveling carnival, a proprietor invites nine would-be heroes to step up to the mark and hit a target in return for a glittering prize. As he hands out guns with a glib invitation, “c’mere and kill a president”, we are introduced to a collection of America’s most disturbing characters, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. A killer black comedy, Assassins takes a provocative lens to the dreams, distortions and delusions of nine infamous Americans.
Stephen Sondheim is the recipient of seven Tony Awards – his work as a composer lyricist over the past four decades has set the standard for contemporary music theatre. This production, directed by Tyran Parke and with cast of fifteen led by Mark Dickinson and Nick Simpson-Deeks, was a sell-out when it debuted in Melbourne last year.
WHERE: GPAC. 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
WHEN: 23-25 October