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WHAT: ASSASSINATION THEATER Chicago's Role in the Crime of the Century is a two-hour theatrical event featuring rare photos, illuminating illustrations and fully documented testimony presented by four actors.
WHO: Play by Hillel Levin; Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox
BACKGROUND: Even after fifty years, most Americans still wonder who shot JFK and why. With ASSASSINATION THEATER, investigative reporter and author Hillel Levin offers the most plausible and complete answers to those questions heard to date. He provides incontrovertible proof that more than one man shot the President, and identifies the organized crime figures behind the plot.
WHY THEATER: An actor portraying Levin makes the case along with an actor portraying Zechariah Shelton, the FBI agent who pulled him into the story. Two other actors portray both famous and lesser-known individuals involved with the assassination. A panoply of projections takes the audience back in time and, whether they go in familiar with the details or not, they will emerge with a dramatically different view of an event that has been seared into the nation's consciousness.
WHY CHICAGO: No mob group was more instrumental in the plot to kill JFK than Chicago's Outfit. Not only did they supply the shooters, including the self-confessed gunman who fired the fatal shot (and still survives in an Illinois prison), they also controlled Jack Ruby, who proved indispensable in the cover-up. As Levin shows, he later made a bizarre but ill-fated attempt to tell the truth. Even long-time Chicagoans are unfamiliar with the influence of the Outfit on the 20th Century--not just in the development of Las Vegas but also in changing the course of American history.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications (View)
360 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|