Union Center of the Arts
America’s nine most notorious assassins tell all in Stephen Sondheim’s darkly comedic musical masterpiece. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins meet, interact, and inspire each other to disrupt history with a pull of the trigger. Combining Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music, this wickedly subversive spectacle explores the national fixation on celebrity and its violent intersection with the American dream.
All performances of ASSASSINS will be staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Previews are Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15, with 8pm shows from Friday to Saturday, and a 2pm matinee show on Sunday. Regular performances are from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, April 5, with 8pm shows from Thursday to Saturday, and 2pm matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday. Opening night is Thursday, March 19 at 8pm. The production runs until April 5, 2020.
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