Tuesday, June 14, 2016

PRINCETON SUMMER THEATER's 47th SEASON OPENS WITH SONDHEIM'S “ASSASSINS”

Ballad of Czolgosz

ASSASSINS
by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

WHEN: June 16-19 and 23-26, with shows at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays
WHERE:
Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus.
TICKETS: $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees. We also offer season subscriptions for only $79 (a 30% discount!), which ensures a reserved seat for each of our four main stage shows this season. Subscriptions are available until Sunday, June 26th.
To order tickets, visit http://www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at 1-732-997-0205.

Princeton Summer Theater’s 2016 season opens this Thursday, June 16th with Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins.  Assassins is an explosive tale of the American Dream gone awry. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Assassins combines Sondheim’s brilliant lyricism and rich music in a revue-style tale addressing our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means taken to obtain it. Clever, original, dark, and surprisingly funny, Assassins is perhaps Sondheim’s most controversial musical.  (Top: Assassins cast members performing "The Ballad of Czolgosz." Photo taken by Ogemdi Ude.)

The season continues with Yasmina Reza’s black comedy God of Carnage, Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Sam Shepard’s drama Fool For Love.

Talkbacks will occur on Friday, June 17th with Assassins choreographer and assistant director Iñaki Baldassarre and after Saturday, June 25th's evening performance with Professor Stacy Wolf, Director of the Program in Music Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

On Sunday, June 19th we will host our opening reception after the 2pm matinee performance, with delicious ice cream provided by Bent Spoon

Assassins, directed by Tatiana Pandiani, features:

  • Ryan Gedrich as Leon Czolgosz
  • Chris Beard as John Hinckley
  • Esteban Godoy as Charles Guiteau
  • David Drew as Samuel Byck
  • Aksel Tang as Giuseppe Zangara
  • Lily Davis as Lynette ("Squeaky") Fromme
  • Maeve Brady as Sara Jane Moore
  • Maddie Meyers as Emma Goldman/Ensemble
  • Billy Cohen as John Wilkes Booth
  • Jared Hopper as the Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Jake McCready as the Proprietor
  • Paloma Munoz as Ensemble
  • Vince di Mura as Musical Director
  • Iñaki Baldassarre as Choreographer