Assassins

  • The Penn State Theater 146 South Allen Street State College, PA, 16801 United States

Fuse Productions presents the darkly humorous Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical review, Assassins. Assassins depicts nine misfit men and women who attempted (four of them successfully) to assassinate American Presidents. While every nation has its assassins and would-be assassins, only in America, the authors suggest, do disturbed and disturbing individuals act not because they hope to influence national politics, but because they are wrapped up in a malignant sense of entitlement. Feeling betrayed by the failed promise of American democracy and the American Dream, they strike out at the symbol for America: the American President. Assassins spans many decades, with musical styles reflecting the popular music of the eras depicted. The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards. 

Tickets are required and may be purchased for the Saturday matinee through Fuse Productions online or by phoning 814-380-8672.