November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. The Purchase College Musical Theatre Club presents Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins. A thought-provoking and insightful piece, "Assassins" allows us to explore the psyches of the nine assassins who fell far from the American Dream.
"Assassins" dares to retell history, presenting us with the stories of nine individuals who changed the course of American history with their one irreversible act: assassinating or attempt to kill a president. Sondheim and John Weidman's musical educates audiences on the darker moments of American history, that way we aren't "bound to repeat it."
"Assassins" will be produced by a 100% student cast, crew, and team to the Purchase College commmunity and those in surrounding Westchester communities. Shows will take place at 8:00 pm on November 21st and 22nd.
Funding will go towards (in this order, from first to last)
-> The performance rights for Assassins with Music Theatre International
-> Materials to build the set and props
-> Costume pieces
-> Carnival games (with prizes!) for the audience to play outside the theatre before the show starts
-> Printing posters and playbills for the show
Featuring: Tony Mita, Chris Loucas, Billy Manton, Mason McDowell, John Downey, Andrew Hones, Sheila O' Neil, Alex Ferro, Laura Meltzer, Keith Weiss, Adriana Amaya, Iris Rogers, Parade Stone, Cassandra Armstrong, Sara Donnellan, Sam Stein, Sebastian Rametta and Matthew Rafanelli.
Director - Jesse Penber
Assistant Director - Alexandra Baldwin
Producer- Laura Meltzer
Music Director- Juno Arreglado
Pianist - Sequoia Sellinger
Set Designer - Alexander Whittenberg
Lighting Designer - Nathan Avakian
Costume Designer - Talia Sabag Film Director - Robin Richardson
Production Stage Manager- Miriam Levenson
ASMs - Taylor Barje and Justin Babbitt
Sponsored in part by the Purchase College Student Government Association