Culver-Stockton Theatre Department presents Assassins
Friday, March 16, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – The Theatre Department of Culver-Stockton College will present Assassins, opening March 29. This bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny production is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written and is rated R for language and adult content. 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.
Student cast and crew members for this production include:
Josh Kollitz , junior music major from Grant City, Mo., as Leon Czolgosz.
Kathy Holstein, junior arts management major, as Sara Jane Moore.
Dylan Gauldin, sophomore criminal justice and pre-law major from O’Fallon, Mo., as Samuel Byck.
Ian Sodawasser, sophomore musical theatre major from Davenport, Iowa, as John Wilkes Booth. Kaitlyn VanderMaiden, freshmen theatre major from Quincy, Ill., as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.
Joseph Burbach, senior theatre major from Grant City, Mo., as John Hinkley.
Timothy Maples, junior musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill., as Balladeer.
Alex Cole, freshmen speech and theatre education major from Union, Mo., as Lee Harvey Oswald.
Ian Heath, senior theatre and pre-law major from St. Louis, Mo., as Proprietor.
Nicholas Johnson, junior theatre major from Fieldon, Ill., as Guiseppe Zangara.
Jason Epley, sophomore theatre major from Quincy, Ill., as Charles Guiteau.
Kirsten Sindelar, junior musical theatre major from Sherrard, Ill., as Emma Goldman.
Hollyann Lillie, junior musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill., as Housewife.
Brandon Mundschenk, sophomore theatre major from Deer Park, Ill., as David Herold.
Benjamin Brown, freshmen English and theatre major from Lincoln Neb., as supporting actor/ soloist. Ben Darling, freshmen musical education-instrumental major from Kirksville, Mo., as supporting actor/ soloist.
Morgan Hakenewerth, freshmen psychology and occupational therapy major from Wentzville, Mo., as supporting actor/ soloist.
Julie Hoadley, freshmen musical education major from Palatine, Ill., as supporting actor/ soloist.
Sara Dern, sophomore theatre major from Merriam Woods, Mo., as stage manager.
Marissa Donahue, sophomore theatre major from Lisle, Ill., as assistant stage manager.
Ryan DeGraw, junior speech and theatre education and English education major from Incline Village, Nev., as assistant stage manager.
The March 29 opening performance will be staged at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Little Theatre inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. Additional performances will be held March 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults. Admission is free with Culver-Stockton College identification.
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