The Day They Shot John Lennon

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Doors Open at 7:00pm | Seating: Cabaret

  • Online Reservations: TBD/pp*
  • At the Door - General Admission: TBD/pp
  • At the Door - Students & Seniors: TBD/pp; proof required for admittance

The action of the play takes place in the street in front of the Manhattan apartment house where John Lennon was shot to death. Deeply moved and shocked by this awful event, many New Yorkers spontaneously assembled there to pay tribute to their slain idol, and it is from the interwoven stories of a cross section of these people that the author builds his play. Included are a young advertising executive and a "women's libber" who had both been at Woodstock; a group of high school students preoccupied with romantic disputes and entanglements; a pair of Vietnam vets with larceny in mind; an elderly Jewish man from a neighboring building who mistakenly thinks that the murder victim was Jack Lemmon; and a hip young black would-be comic who, in turns out, is the son of the old Jewish gentleman's doorman. Through the interaction of these people, sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, sometimes menacing, the author points up the larger significance of the event which has brought them together—the shock wave which was felt across the nation by this further evidence of the violence and ugliness lurking in our communal soul.

Comprised of a deftly blended series of encounters between a group of strangers who assemble at the site of John Lennon's assassination, the play captures the sense of shock and uncomprehending loss which followed that awful event. First produced by the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J. "…we're transported right back to that December 1980 day of mourning when the songs of an era took on sad, new ironies, and when no one could think of the right words to express an inexplicable loss." —NY Times.

  • Fran Lowenstein: TBA
  • Brian Murphy: TBA
  • Sally: TBA
  • Kevin: TBA
  • Mike: TBA
  • Larry: TBA
  • Morris: TBA
  • Silvio: TBA
  • Gately: TBA
Production Crew
  • Producer: Douglas E. Cooper
  • Director: Douglas E. Cooper
  • Stage Manager: TBA
  • Assistant Stage Manager: TBA
  • Scenery Designer: Douglas E. Cooper
  • Lighting Designer: TBA
  • Sound Designer: TBA
  • Properties: TBA
  • Costume Coordinator: TBA
  • House Manager: Doreen DeRose

Event Properties

Event Date May 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Event End Date May 9, 2020 @ 10:30 pm
Reservations Open May 9, 2020
Reservations Close May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Admission $19.75
Location Westford Parish Center for the Arts

Payment Options

We offer 2 payment options for your reservations: Online (PayPal) & Pay at the Door.

  • Online: Using PayPal's secure network, you can purchase your admission online with any credit card or your PayPal account. Or you can make your reservations and pay at the door at the performance.
  • At the Door: Though reservations are strongly encouraged, you can purchase admission (cash or check only) at the door as long as the performance hasn't been "Sold Out".

Member, Student, and Senior Pricing

We offer reduced Pay at the Door pricing for members of the Nashoba Players, students, and senior citizens. However, anyone who purchases their reservations online pays the same price as our Member, Student and Senior Pay at the Door pricing (plus a convenience fee per seat)

  • Members need to be in good standing with our group in order to receive the disount. If you are not sure if you are in good standing, please contact us.
  • Students under the age of 18 do not need to provide proof of their student status. Students over the age of 18 need to provide a school ID to receive the discount.
  • Seniors eligible for our discount must be 65 years or older and provide proof of their age at the door to receive the discount.