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BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Alex Timbers
Directed by Danielle Guy
Produced by Jennifer Lyman
Gunston Theatre 2
2700 South Lang Street
January 31, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only
8 PM Curtain
This show contains adult subject matter, and is recommended for teen and older audiences. The show contains mature language, simulated violence, offensive historical content, sexual innuendo and other adult themes. BBAJ deals with a controversial period of American history. Director Danielle Guy has addressed many concerns about this piece in her OPEN LETTER
A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States — who cares if he didn't have permission? Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators, Michael Friedman (Love's Labour's Lost, The Fortress of Solitude) and Alex Timbers (Love's Labour's Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher), cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today's political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America's seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers — and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. It also asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?
"Bloody entertaining" -- New York Daily News
"There is no show in town that more astutely reflects the state of this nation than Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." -- New York Times