Theater 2020 presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about the people who have attempted to kill or successfully assassinated U.S. Presidents. More…
Evoking a fraternity of political assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history, Sondheim and Weidman daringly examine success, failure, and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society.
See it if you're interested in lyrics & a book that are so good they have the depth of plays (while still a musical); you pay attention to headlines.
Don't see it if you can’t get past an impoverished production. Nonexistent props, anticlimactic sound effects, set is a bench, orchestra is a piano.
See it if you enjoy a musical that features some very strong performances in a small venue.
Don't see it if you want all the splash of Broadway.
See it if You enjoy a strong cast with terrific singers. The props leave something to be desired (except an all-too-real rifle) but the vocalists rule
Don't see it if If you are triggered by guns (fake or not). Also if you are looking for a fully staged spectacle. It is spare production, but well worth it.
See it if You've never seen or aren't familiar with this rarely mounted Sondheim. Bare-boned in all aspects, music & lyrics still cut through.
Don't see it if The subject disturbs. Now as then not a show for everyone, even thought the project was prescient and becomes more relevant as time goes on.
See it if the current state of American freedom is on your mind: gun control, mental health and the effect of the office of the POTUS concerns you
Don't see it if the current state of American freedom is on your mind: gun control, mental health and the effect of the office of the POTUS disturbs you
See it if Terrific cast,nicely staged.I didn't miss having a set or an orchestra at all. The actors kept it moving right along. Stand out performances
Don't see it if Don't sit dead center. You'll have a gun pointed at your face multiple times. A little disconcerting.
See it if You are a Sondheim fan and/or want to support a community theater with some talented members. Jana Bernard’s performance was great.
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with a play about killings and attempted killings of presidents of the United States.
See it if you like Sondheim and don't want to miss any opportunity to experience one of his musicals.This show also gets you thinking about our guns.
Don't see it if you are not willing to allow for college-level performances when experiencing Sondheim.
See it if you want to see an excellent production of a hard show by a small theater. They make use of their space well.
Don't see it if you'll be bothered by guns pointing directly at the audience, lack of props. Usual "this is about killing presidents" apply.
See it if You like good acting and singing in a somewhat quirky play. Standout performance by Dans Bernard as Squeaky but entire cast great
Don't see it if You don’t like off Broadway minimalist production or subject matter
See it if you enjoy Sondheim, and want a great amateur production of his work - wonderfully performed throughout!
Don't see it if you want a Broadway level of production, or if you don't like the subject matter (Assassinations of the POTUS) or dislike Sondheim
See it if you enjoy a thrillingly sung version of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman masterpiece.
Don't see it if you require a full orchestra and elaborate scenery.
See it if you are drawn to a talented cast singing Sondheim in a bare-bones musical production about assassinations of American Presidents.
Don't see it if you either don't like Sondheim's music OR the subject matter of assassinating United States Presidents is particularly disturbing to you.
See it if You are a Sondheim fan, like the show or have never seen - or want to support local theater. And if you don’t mind a very spare production
Don't see it if Don’t like the subject matter - those who tried or succeeded in assassinating presidents; expect a full or glossy production with orchestra
See it if you enjoy quirky, well-written and interesting musicals with complex characters and meaningful songs. If you're a Sondheim fan, go see it!
Don't see it if you have a hard time following characters that flip between fiction and historical accuracy, and in and out of their historical timelines.
See it if you want be absorbed by some solid performances, Sondheim music/ lyrics, and an interesting piece on those who assassinated US presidents,
Don't see it if The production was a but uneven. It needs props, some of Byck's scenes are too long, etc. The play may be disturbing to some.
See it if You are curious about one of Stephen Sondheim's lesser-known works. You're intrigued by the subject matter of a review of various assassins.
Don't see it if You find actors brandishing guns about the stage distasteful. You don't like his songs. You want to leave the theater humming or whistling.
See it if You want to learn in a fun way. You're interested in the minds of killers.
Don't see it if You're looking for story. This plays like a series of vignettes, allowing people who never interacted to do so before you.
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