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UWFox To Hold Auditions for 'Assassins' Stage Play

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is holding auditions for its theatrical production of “Assassins,” on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the campus’ Fine Arts Theatre. Susan Rabideau, theatrical director and assistant professor of communication and theatre arts at UWFox, is coordinating the auditions.

Assassins“Assassins,” by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim, is billed as a thought-provoking, alarmingly funny and controversial musical. Rabideau remarked, “I’ve been longing to do this musical, but I wasn’t sure I could cast it. This year, I know have the talent in the Valley.” Show dates are set for April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 in the Fine Arts Theatre at 7:00 p.m.

Rabideau points out that, "Rehearsals will only be one or two nights beginning in February."

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Weidman and Sondheim bend the rules of time and space, taking the audience on a nightmarish ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, and interact. In the play, nine people who assassinated or wished to assassinate an American president are made to meet despite their different historical periods. In the end, they are inspired to perform harrowing acts in the name of the American dream.

Individual show tickets are available now. Cost is $9 per person, $7 for students and $5 for UWFox students. The public is invited to participate in scheduled auditions for Assassins. UWFox is located at 1478 Midway Road in Menasha. For more information, call Rabideau at (920) 832-2857 or email susan.rabideau@uwc.edu

Posted 11/23/2005