Nov. 14- 23


Chanticleer Theater

830 Franklin Ave.

Council Bluffs

Fri- Sat: 7:30 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.

Tickets $10-$20

“All you have to do is move your little finger and you can change the world.” Stephen Sondheim’s fingers wrote those words. And the melodies, the rhythms that went with them, exploring, underscoring, with playwright John Weidman, what happens with deadly weapons in the hands of crazy people. Re: four U.S. presidents slain by four men in fewer than 100 years. Re: four other presidents closely surviving similar threats.  In a musical. A musical whose aim is satirical. The target: the ubiquity of guns. Guns kill people. People kill people. These murderers, these losers, from different blood lines, mix and mingle their affinities across time with John Wilkes Booth urging Lee Harvey Oswald to pull the trigger. In 2004 the Broadway version of this ground-breaker won a Tony as Best Revival of a Musical. It comes with more than one warning. Among them: it contains adult content. No shock there.

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