For only their second outing, young theater company Soubrette Productions is taking on a challenging show: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, a musical that examines the motivations behind the actions of attempted and successful assassins of American presidents. It's long been a controversial work, as it examines the history of and parallels between the men and women who were convinced that their violent actions were justified or even necessary.
The subject matter isn't the only difficult aspect of Assassins. It's also a pretty elaborate production, with a large principal cast and detailed costuming, sets, and props. All of this makes the production a challenge for the folks of Soubrette, but a challenge they were eager to undertake.
Assassins features (among others) Julia Lorenz-Olson, Meg Steiner, and Aaron Glover. It's produced by Glover and director Phillip Olson.
Thursday - Sunday at 8:00 pm
Through April 20
At Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina