Assassins | Theatre In The Park | Stage | Indy Week
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It's not so hard to imagine what might compel a person to decide an American president needs to be wiped from the face of the earth at any cost. In fact, these days, it's easier than ever—much easier than it was in 1990, during a first Bush administration that looks in hindsight like a sweet dream of moderation and unity, when Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman took up the inner lives of successful or attempted presidential terminators in the musical Assassins. In a chipper revue format, we meet John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, and more—plus, they meet one another, as do styles of popular music from their respective eras. The result is a hilarious pastiche of murderous ineptitude and derring-do among ideologues who sought to bend the shape of history and, regardless of the outcome, were inarguably bent by it in turn. —Brian Howe

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