Stephen Sondheim's Musical Assassins Performing a Few Miles From the White House in Arlington is "Creepy".... The Advertising is CREEPIER!!!!


" Watch them meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington...."   in the advertisement of Groupon for the play ASSASSINS


While looking for Groupons to use with a SAVE25 promo code i found the play ASSASSINS & it seems to glorify Presidential assassins.   

Maybe my Secret Service friends or the Secret Service that i met at CPAC last year who told me "if you see something say something" who are in the DC metro area should go?  Personally i prefer the Terrarium & wine option.  Sadly the promo code doesn't work with that one :( 

****This play was created BEFORE Donald Trump became the President of the United States MY ISSUE is the "timing & the words in the advertising" of the performance: When you read the descriptions you can't "not think" the act of assassinating is being glorified. 


The musical 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, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride through different historical periods. Watch them meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington.


 "in here, this is America, too", says Booth - the land where any kid can grow up to be President, or grow up to kill a President. Oswald picks up his gun and moves to the window. As President Kennedy dies, his assassin takes his place among his confreres in the last empty booth at the carnival. He has brought them back, he has made them possible, and, for those ordinary Americans, who'll always remember where they were when they heard the news, SOMETHING JUST BROKE. Their despair stands in quiet contrast to the jaunty reprise of their theme, EVERYBODY'S GOT THE RIGHT ... to their dreams. And, as in all the happy endings in all the best musicals, your dream can come true if you just go out and get it....."   This is taken from a guide to musical theater http://www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com/shows_a/assassins.htm



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