This weekend, John Wilkes Booth, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Hinckley Jr. take the stage at Alden Hall, joining forces across time to recount their own twisted versions of the American Dream.
Assassins (lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman) is VOX’s A-Term musical. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (Sept. 17–19) at 7 p.m.
The play focuses on nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins in the context of a carnival, from Booth’s murder of Lincoln in 1865 to Hinckley’s attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981. It’s a wild, surrealistic look at American history—and the VOX players and crew are having a wild time bringing it to life.