• The infant “Wall Street” is referred to in a way that suggests it is soulless and potentially sociopathic.
• When the president actually encounters “the people” he so vigorously claims to represent, he finds they don’t know what they want—and that he really doesn’t like them very much.
• The 1% run the country and pull dirty tricks (including rigging an election) to make sure they continue to do so.
• Andrew Jackson finds out that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Sound a’ tall familiar?
• And finally, that the man Andrew Jackson was a complex individual who adopted a Native American child at the same time he was massacring entire tribes, who really was the “man who put the man in Manifest Destiny” and yet loved his wife dearly. As the show asks: Great president or American Hitler?
Sometimes, even in musicals, there are no easy answers. Yea, yea! to the CTC for a show that asks the questions.
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"
$18 • 8 p.m. June 28-29, July 5-6, 12-13
Chattanooga Theatre Centre, Circle Stage, 400 River St.
(423) 267-8534, theatrecentre.com