The Day They Shot John Lennon, A Play by James McLure
January 16th, 17th and 18th
The Alfresco Art Center, 2041 Delmar Avenue, Granite City, IL
The Beatles' musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment on the night of Dec. 8, 1980. Lennon and wife, Yoko Ono, were returning from the recording studio to their home at The Dakota when 25-year-old crazed fan Mark David Chapman shot him at close range. Earlier in the day Chapman had been hanging around The Dakota with other fans and asked Lennon for an autograph.
Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing Lennon and is serving his time at New York's Attica Prison. He is one of the many infamous killers aid to have carried a copy J. D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" with him.
When Barbara Walters asked why he did it, Chapman replied with a straight fact, "I though by killing him, I would acquire his fame."
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"I'm not afraid of death I don't believe in it. It's just getting out of one car, and into another." -John Lennon
VIP Night: Friday, January 16th: $25 per person includes pre-show hordevours buffet plus reserve seats 5:45 p.m. to curtain
$10 General Seats for all shows. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee Doors at 1 p.m. Starts at 2 p.m.
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