mad Theatre of Tampa, a local nonprofit performing arts theater, is bringing its latest musical, “Assassins,” to the Straz Center in Tampa.
Directed by Jessica Berger Vitalo, this musical explores the lives of nine men and women who either assassinated or attempted to assassinate one of the nation’s presidents.
The musical explores the dark side of American history, delving into the lives of assassins ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, and others.
The stories of our country’s most infamous and would-be assassins intersect in unexpected ways creating a powerful, yet unnervingly funny look at some of the most shocking moments in the nation’s history.
The play also takes viewers on a nightmarish roller-coaster ride where assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet and interact with each other.
The musical will be from March 31 to April 16 at the Shimberg Playhouse, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $27, and can be purchased at StrazCenter.org.
As an aside, Trevor Lloyd, who portrays John Wilkes Booth, also plays a role on The Laker/Lutz News team, handling an array of marketing duties.
Published April 06, 2022