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  Assassins at Signature Theatre


Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, nine would-be and successful presidential assassins inspire each other to pull the trigger and change their worlds in a perverse, wry and thrillingly entertaining vaudeville.

Thru - Sep 29, 2019

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Price: $55 - $96

Box Office: 703-820-9771

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MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...The nine notorious killers and wanna-be's rounded up in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Assassins all have a gun and a dream. And, as they sing at the show's start, "Everybody's got the right to their dreams" in this here America. That they also have a right to their guns isn't sung, but understood, as each of them raises a pistol towards the audience in director Eric Schaeffer's first-class production at Signature Theatre."

Andre Hereford

BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer has assembled a stellar group of performers in what might be one of his best directorial jobs to date."
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Elliot Lanes

Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended

"...Director Eric Schaeffer has brought together a dream team of Signature regulars and newcomers to play these meaty roles. Even the five members of the ensemble, who appear in small roles and perform two numbers as a group, include three Helen Hayes Award recipients: Jimmy Mavrikes, Nova Y. Payton, and Maria Rizzo."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Nearly all of the memorable songs in Sondheim's play explore the psychology of the murderers. Only one, "Something Broke," probes the reactions of the American public. It feels a bit pasted on - as indeed it was - two years after the musical's premiere. But in another sense, this plaintive ballad is an essential part of the equation. As we know from bitter recent experiences, every act of gun violence ricochets through countless layers of society, tearing another hole in our national fabric. The actions of these miscreants, regardless of our efforts to understand them, force us to consider the dark underbelly of our culture and the damage wrought by those for whom violence is the only way to seek fulfillment."
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Amy Kotkin

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...This is a show that is rich in detail, voices, and stagecraft and is a lovely lead-in to Signature's 30th year. If you're in the mood for an evening of crazy that can lead to some serious reflection of the effect of gun culture on America, you won't want to miss this."
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Mary Ann Johnson

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Essentially Assassins is a dissertation on the motivations behind acts of violence meant to be statements-in this case a motley collection of would-be and successful murderers of U.S. presidents - but the formula holds true for the much longer list of disaffected, disillusioned and disturbed people who've expressed their grievances by shooting into crowds of strangers at schools, shopping malls, concerts and other public places."
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Roy Maurer

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