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The cast of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Come check out Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson presented by the Village Repertory Co. for a refreshing change to the bold and bodacious during Piccolo Spoleto.  Snag a ticket to take a break from the peaceful perusing of beautiful paintings and find yourself faced with edgy comedy, blood, singing, and most importantly – the (mostly embellished) life-story of Andrew Jackson.  Director Josh Wilhoit says he “loved the show since [he] read about the New York production and listened to the cast recording.”  He believes the play nestles in nicely in the city of Charleston, due to the fact that “we have such an obsession and connection to our history here, and this show delivers that history on a plate of ass kicking rock music.  And while it’s a ton of fun on the surface, there are great parallels to our current political process and infatuation with celebrity.”

Paul O'Brien as John Calhoun

The play runs from May 30 – June 22 at the Woolfe Street Playhouse. The Playhouse describes the show as redefining America’s seventh president, “the man who invented the Democratic Party, drove the Indians west, and ultimately doubled the size of our nation – with a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality, and infectious emo rock score.” Keely Enright, artistic director of the Woolfe Street Playhouse, promises  that “patrons who come in will see that the set actually works seamlessly with the whole theatre space as if we designed the theatre with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson in mind- which we did!”

Don’t know anything about Andrew Jackson? Or do you know his entire life story? Either way, this energized take on his personal history will simultaneously have you laughing and on the edge of your seat. But most of all, it promises you a night of fun and fantastic performances.

Tickets range from $25 – $35, and can be purchased online here. Check out “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” soon; this is definitely one you don’t want to miss!

words: Nash Steele

Posted on May 30, 2013 by admin.

Categories: Performing Arts, Preview

Tags: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Josh Wilhoit, Piccolo Spoleto, Theatre, Village Rep, Woolfe Street Playhouse

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