By Michael Gioia
05 Oct 2012
Susannah Martin directs a cast that includes Aleph Ayin as Giuseppe Zangara, Cody Metzger as Squeaky Fromme, Dan Saski as Leon Czolgosz, Danny Cozart as John Hinckley, Galen Murphy-Hoffman as John Wilkes Booth, Jeff Garrett as Proprietor, Kevin Singer as Balladeer/Oswald, Rebecca Castelli as Sara Jane Moore, Ryan Drummond as Sam Byck, Steven Hess as Charles Guiteau and John Lewis as the Hinckley understudy.
Performances continue through Oct. 28.
Here's how Shotgun describes Assassins: "Politics can make anyone feel a little angry. Sondheim lays bare the stories of our nine presidential assassins – drawing back the curtain on a group of Americans that have taken their frustrated feelings too far. Whether unheard, unseen, slighted or wronged, these men and women took action on a government they felt was betraying the people. Their guns and their justifications (set to music!) are just the balm for an election season that is sure to rock the boat."
Shotgun Players is located at 1901 Ashby Avenue in Berkeley, CA. For more information and tickets, visit ShotgunPlayers.org.