New York City
Fiercely funny and utterly original, Johnny Appleweed is a fearless musical comedy about “God, government, and ganja” in America during the new millennium – guaranteed to outrage while it amuses. The show takes aim at hot-button issues like American party politics, the War on Terror, the American culture of violence, gun control, sexuality, gay marriage, increasingly rabid American religious fervor, and more, all through the eyes of the laidback, neo-mythic purveyor of pot Johnny Appleweed. Appleweed is an itinerant philosopher-stoner who argues that only through the mind-expanding properties of marijuana can we truly see the Larger Truths and finally solve our problems and move our civilization forward. The show has been described as a heady mix of Hair, The Daily Show, the films of Kevin Smith, Waiting for Godot, and The Wizard of Oz.
Johnny Appleweed is being presented as part of the St. Louis Political Theatre Festival.