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Weekend Watch: President subject of 'Bloody' history lesson

North Dakota State University serves up a colorful and theatrical history lesson with "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."...

Alice Wu plays the Storyteller in NDSU's version of "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson." Photo by Dan Koeck, speacial to The Forum.
Alice Wu plays the Storyteller in NDSU's version of "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson." Photo by Dan Koeck, special to The Forum.

Tonight–Saturday

North Dakota State University serves up a colorful and theatrical history lesson with "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

The musical uses contemporary music (it's a rock opera) and vernacular (songs like "Populism, Yea Yea" and "I'm So That Guy!") to tell the life story of America's seventh president, from his military prowess in beating the British in the Battle of New Orleans to his iron-fisted rule, sending Indians down the Trail of Tears.

This is no "Schoolhouse Rock," however, as the show is for ages 13 and older.

The music starts at 7:30 p.m. at Askanase Auditorium, tonight through Saturday and again Oct. 28-31.

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Tickets are $10 for students, $18 for seniors and $20 for adults.

For 20 years John Lamb has covered art, entertainment and lifestyle stories in the area for The Forum.
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