GUNNISON, CO (Sep. 14, 2016)-Assassins with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr, winner of the 2004 Tony Award for best musical revival, and directed by Dr. Paul Edwards, will be presented by Peak Productions Oct. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. and October 22 & 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Western Studio Theatre of Taylor Hall.


Assassins is as timely now – perhaps more so – as when it was first produced at Playwrights Horizon in New York in 1990. Through a series of scenes and musical numbers, all of which take place in a carnival setting described only as “Limbo,” Assassins explores the motivations and character of the four men who killed Presidents of the United States and a number of their unsuccessful colleagues. The Play is entertaining, disturbing, provocative, amusing, and tragic, and will leave audiences thinking about the relationship of these unique individuals to the greater American public.


Admission is $7 for Western students with ID and $12 for general admission. Tickets are available at Western’s Bookstore or a half-hour before the performance in the Studio Theatre lobby. For advance ticket reservation or for more information contact Peak Productions at (970)-943-3013 or by emailing


Assassins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10091. Tel.: (212)-541-4684 Fax.: (212)-3947-4684