Nov. 22 is the 50th anniversary of the shooting of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald (and/or others if you believe conspiracy theorists like Oliver Stone). With the assassination in everyone’s mind, it seems appropriate The Players’ Guild of Hamilton is marking the tragedy with a production of Stephen Sondheim’s great and controversial musical, Assassins. This is not your typical feelgood musical: Assassins is an acute examination of the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States.
Our friend Matthew Willson plays Lee Harvey Oswald, a part that has been portrayed on Broadway by luminaries like Neil Patrick Harris. We’re proud Matthew has such a key role in what promises to be a bold, original, disturbing, and darkly funny production.
Performances are Nov. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 5, 6, 7 at The Players’ Guild of Hamilton, 80 Queen St. South (map: http://goo.gl/maps/pfwGu). For tickets or more info, call 905.529.0284 or go here.
Assassins at the 2004 Tony Awards: