During a presidential election year in which the top candidates are seemingly more polarizing than ever before, it’s not difficult to imagine a scenario in which someone might try to assassinate them.
That thought might be difficult for audiences to ignore while watching the ECU School of Theatre and Dance’s production of the musical “Assassins,” which opened Thursday and continues through March 1 at the school’s McGinnis Theater. It’s directed by Robert Caprio, written by John Weidman with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The plot uses the idea of a carnival game as a way to present a revue of the stories of historical figures who attempted to assassinate presidents of the United States.
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