Wilkes University

Mobile NavigationMobile Search

April

"We Shot JFK" Opens April 6

WE SHOT JFK
A multi-media live documentary
Wilkes University Theatre

An ensemble of actors in an environment of media effects and projections take the audience back in time with dialogue based on eyewitness testimony to tell the compelling story of who killed President John F. Kennedy.

Even more than a half century after the fact, Americans believe the murder of the 35th president was one of the most important events in the nation’s history. This despite the fact that more than two thirds of all Americans were born after November 22, 1963.

Why does JFK’s death endure in the American imagination, even among young people? The continuing failure of the U.S. government to provide a plausible account of the crime is no small reason why Americans attach great importance to Kennedy’s violent removal from office.  “We Shot JFK” invites us into the minds of the conspirators including the self-confessed gunman who fired the fatal shot.

JFK’s murder had effects that are still visible today and some consider it a wound that has never healed.  The shroud of secrecy that still surrounds thousands of JFK documents that have never been seen by the American people keeps the public guessing, searching and aching for closure.  Will the President continue the JFK assassination cover-up or will he approve the release of files in October 2017?  All evidence indicates that tens of millions of Americans will want to know the answer.

Join us for “We Shot JFK” with performances April 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are:  General Admission $10, Students and Seniors $5 and free with a Wilkes ID.  To reserve a ticket, please call the Darte Center Box Office at 570-408-4540

Appropriate for high school students, college students and adults, “We Shot JFK” is especially for those who remember that world changing day in November.


©