Second Stage: Assassins

poster for Second Stage: Assassins

April 18, 2024 – April 19, 2024

McClintock Building and Theatre (MCC)


A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins bends the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Musical Director Billy Thompson
Directed by Ashley Eskew

Additional Information

Event type

Arts, Dance/Theater


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Neighbors


University Park Campus


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