Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS
San Francisco, CA
June 2 – 25, 2011 (6/2 preview, 6/3 Opening/Press Night, 6/25 closing)
Presented by: RAY OF LIGHT THEATRE
Music & Lyrics by: STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by: JOHN WEIDMAN
Based on an idea by: CHARLES GILBERT, JR.
Directed by: JASON HOOVER
The Eureka Theater
215 Jackson St. (at Battery), San Francisco, CA 94111
Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the uttermost 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.
Don’t miss this incredible piece of musical theatre, brought to you by award-winning, San Francisco-based Ray of Light Theatre!
PREMIUM tickets: $36
Premium tickets entitle the holder to a seat in the best sections of the theatre. Seats are not assigned, so please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to choose your seat in the Premium section.
GENERAL tickets: $30
General ticket-holders are granted 'first come, first served' seating for all seats outside of the Premium sections. Please arrive 20 minutes before curtain for the best choice of seats.
STUDENT tickets: $20
A limited number of student tickets are available for each performance. You will be required to show a student ID at Will Call when picking them up.
We can provide a 20% discount for groups of 10 or more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group ticket sales.
* Please note that late seating is not guaranteed and therefore is at the discretion of staff.
The beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks sold at the theatre can be taken into the show. There will be no intermission so please arrive early to get comfortably situated. This production contains loud sound effects, including gunshots. No Refunds, No Exchanges.