Sassafras Cannon is a civil-war black comedy play highlighting and satirizing the follies of human nature, at its base. Featuring a set of characters ranging from the offbeat Bloodworth family, holding the reigns to a chocolate manufacturing corporation like the world has never seen, a lampooning version of President Jefferson Davis, a butler who seems a bit, well, evil, and even down to investors from overseas, all whom make their appearances, the show exaggerates Americaís time-tested fascination with all characters wild and strange, all while twisting history into itís own new version, all in a style reminiscing to the days of vaudeville shows and the Ziegfeld Follies. Did you know that cocaine, now considered a drug, was in the original mix of Coca-Cola? Did you know that Jefferson Davis is rumored to have been fleeing from the Union at the time of his capture in his wifeís clothing? These are all facts and rumors that the play uses to perpetuate itís story and satire, combined with intentional historical inaccuracies and rumors. Attendance at the production is recommended for those with both a sense of humor and a grasp of history.
Lucian Bloodworth (20's and up), Constance Bloodworth (20's and up), Anson Bloodoworth (10-18), Orpheus (20's and up), Hughe Verdigris (20's and up), Jefferson Davis (20's and up), Methe (20's and up), Housestaff/Investors (20's and up) (minimum 10)
Originally premiered at The Museum of the Waxhaws, Waxhaw, North Carolina, with the production then traveling to The University of North Carolina at Charlotte for the second night of production.