“Bonnie and Clyde” At Open Air Theatre
BONNIE AND CLYDE: Mary Pomykacz and Noah Barson star as Bonnie and Clyde in the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre’s latest production, set to run July 7 through July 16 with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. “Bonnie and Clyde” is sponsored in part by the Trenton Thunder baseball team. (Photo Credit: Jordan Brennan)
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Bonnie and Clyde is an electrifying musical story of love, adventure, and crime that takes to the Open Air Theatre stage from July 7 through July 16 with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The production is sponsored in part by the Trenton Thunder baseball team.
With music by Frank Wildhorn, of Jekyll and Hyde fame, lyrics by Don Black and book by Ivan Menchell, the musical score is described by composer Wildhorn as “nontraditional, combining rockabilly, blues, and gospel.” When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.
In the leading roles are Mary Pomykacz as Bonnie and Noah Barson as Clyde. Both have been involved with the Downtown Performing Arts Center for years and performed in numerous productions at the Open Air Theatre. This production is directed by Jordan Brennan, co-artistic director of the outdoor venue.
For complete information about the 2017 Summer Season of mainstage shows, directions, and more, visit the website at www.downtownpac.com. The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre is located inside Washington Crossing State Park at 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville. Box office phone is (267) 885-9857.