Artistic Director and founder of the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company, Cathy Kurz, and Director of the current running production "Assassins," Eric Salonis, join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the founding and mission of this 26 year old theater company and the latest production.
Starting with John Wilkes Booth in 1865, leading up to John Hinckley Jr’s attempts in 1981, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer John Weidman have included the four assassins and five would-be assassins whose "pursuit of happiness" led them to their deluded, frightening, clumsy, even at times, yes, comic ends.
When Assassins was first published, it included a preface by the writers, an overview of the play, and in particular, the idea that was its genesis. Nothing, they wrote, is more frightening than a person who is overwhelmingly insecure, yet feels unequivocally entitled. In exploring such personalities, they went on to create one of the most brilliant, darkly satiric plays ever written.
More information can be found at https://www.bsbtheatre.com/assassins