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Assassins Opens This Week at Limelight Theatre

Limelight Theatre of St. Augustine presents Assassins on the Matuza Main Stage, opening this week. Limelight's Opening Night Gala on Friday, June 17 features free Champagne and a meet-and-greet with the cast and hors d'oeuvres after the show--all for the regular ticket price. Thursday, June 16 is preview night with all seats priced at $10.

Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, "Assassins" is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and in an intense final scene inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Directed by Tina and Tom Fallon, the cast of Assassins includes:


Fictional Characters:
· Lou Agresta as The Proprietor
· Stephen Johns as The Balladeer

Historical Characters
· Randall Adkison as John Wilkes Booth: assassin of President Abraham Lincoln
· Cody Russell as Charles Guiteau: assassin of President James Garfield
▪ Brennan Holness as Leon Czolgosz: assassin of President William McKinley
▪ Barbara Oglesby as Emma Goldman: anarchist known for her political activism who also interacted several times with Leon Czolgosz
▪ Thomas Muniz as Giuseppe Zangara: attempted assassin of then President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt
▪ John Labman as Lee Harvey Oswald: assassin of President John F. Kennedy
▪ Thomas Ming as Samuel Byck: attempted assassin of President Richard Nixon
▪ Ryan Manning as John Hinckley: attempted assassin of President Ronald Reagan
▪ Daisy Miller as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme: attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford
▪ Cathy O'Brien as Sara Jane Moore: attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford

Ensemble:
· Tom Giles
· Mollie Gillis
· Brian Healy
· Riley Keshner
· Spencer Miller
· Stephanie Trull
· Kai Tutor

Assassins appears on the Limelight Theatre Matuza Main Stage June 17 through July 10, 2011. Please note the show contains adult content and language. Complete show information is:

 

Assassins
Directed by Tina and Tom Fallon

Friday, June 17 - Sunday, July 10, 2011

 

Showtimes:
Thursday - Saturday at 7: 30 p.m.Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Preview Night: Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $25 general admission
$22 seniors (62 and older)
$20 student/military
Student Rush Tickets $10 (for any unsold seats 30 minutes prior to curtain)

Location/Parking:
Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in downtown St. Augustine. Free parking is available in private lots next to and directly behind the Theatre.

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