January 23rd, 2023 7pm Stage 2
In 1900, Kansas is a Dry state – but it looks pretty Wet from where Temperance activist Carry Nation is sitting. Rather than enforce the state’s Prohibition Amendment, government officials are flouting the laws and skimming off the top. Gawd appears one night to show Carry what she needs to do – pick up some friggin bricks and break those big bad bottles herself. She gains notoriety, supporters, and a Very Important Hatchet, all of which aid in her fight to bring Temperance to the masses - whether they like it or not.
HATCHETATION is a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Amy Jo Jackson (they/she). It was developed in 2021 as part of the National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, as well as with She-Collective and Fresh Ground Pepper's PAL Program. Also by AJJ: THE BRASS MENAGERIE (2022 Bistro Award; 2019 Denovan Fellowship in Cabaret) and VIOLA, OR: THAT GENDERQUEER SEQUEL TO TWELFTH NIGHT. Amy Jo is also an actor, dialect coach (Bway's KINKY BOOTS) and podcaster (And Almost Starring).