Our American Assassin, or You Can’t Handle the Booth!, presented by Mainly Me Productions story by Josh Carson and Andy Kraft is playing at the Theatre in the Round. Just a note-while many of Mainly Me productions are all ages shows, this one is not. There is a lot of profanity. But the show is clearly marked ages 16 and up on the artists page.
The show is an irreverent, slapstick comedy that focuses on the assassination of Lincoln from the perspective of the most self-absorbed and inept trio of actors, played by Shanan Custer, Andy Kraft, and Josh Carson. The rapid-fire jokes and manic energy make for a very original and satisfying comedy. Because it wouldn’t be a Mainly Me production with out at least one 80’s pop culture reference, pay attention to the old-timey Ken Burns style underscoring. The song choices are brilliant.