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Student work: 'Assassins'


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The Princeton University Players will present Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Assassins" at the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater, Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7. Read more.


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(gunshot)

Claire-Marine Sarner:
Hi, my name is Claire-Marine Sarner, and I'm president of the Princeton University Players.

Claire-Marine Sarner:
PUP is the only entirely student-run musical theater group on campus.

Brandon Lowden:
Hi, I'm Brandon Lowden, and I'm the director.

Brandon Lowden:
The whole world is weighing on the shoulders of Lee Harvey Oswald!

Brandon Lowden:
With its brilliant score and scenes that are equal parts horrifying and hilarious,

Brandon Lowden:
"Assassins" is a fantastic piece, and I can't wait to share it with you.

Claire-Marine Sarner:
One of the great things about PUP is our ability to perform in venues all over campus.

Claire-Marine Sarner:
This last fall, we produced "tick, tick ... BOOM!" in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre,

Claire-Marine Sarner:
and later "Footloose" in the Matthews Acting Studio.

Claire-Marine Sarner:
Now, we're looking forward to "Assassins," which will be our first main-stage show in the Class of 1970 Theater in Whitman College.

Brandon Lowden:
"Assassins" is a show by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman that tells the story of

Brandon Lowden:
America's most notorious criminals as a light-hearted musical comedy.

Brandon Lowden:
This show has everything you could ask for in a musical -- singing,

Brandon Lowden:
dancing, slapstick comedy, gratuitous violence.

Brandon Lowden:
It's like Rodgers and Hammerstein, but with more guns.

Brandon Lowden:
What I love about "Assassins" is that it forces us to look at our country through the eyes of its outcasts and misfits,

Brandon Lowden:
which is especially interesting in an election year when so much media attention has been focused

Brandon Lowden:
on the image of the presidency and the "American Dream."

Claire-Marine Sarner:
We're thrilled to bring one of Sondheim's most underrepresented works

Claire-Marine Sarner:
to life on the Princeton stage with this talented cast and crew.

Claire-Marine Sarner and Brandon Lowden:
Come see "Assassins." It's a show you don't want to miss!

Claire-Marine Sarner:
That was pretty good.

Brandon Lowden:
We're probably not going to use that.

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