PHOTO CALL: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert at the Public Theater
14 May 2009
The Public LAB presentation of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version is playing a limited engagement at the downtown venue.
According to press notes, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson "is a fast-paced entertainment that takes a sharp, irreverent look at America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. This satirical epic reveals questions about the country we live in and the leaders we choose."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.