An incredibly talented cast takes the stage this April as Town & Country Players presents BONNIE & CLYDE led by Kim Whitehill (Bonnie) and Brad DeLeone (Clyde) of Philadelphia. The musical centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved notoriety during the Great Depression. Whitehill and DeLeone are not strangers to the stage nor each other. This production marks the fourth time they are playing opposite each other and their on-stage chemistry is evident! DeLeone jokes that Whitehill willed this production into existence. Whitehill had recently listened to a podcast about BONNIE & CLYDE and said to DeLeone, “I think I found our next roles!” It became a dream of theirs to play opposite each other in BONNIE & CLYDE. Then the casting notice came out from Town & Country Players… and the rest is history. The cast also includes Caitlin Davies (Blanche Barrow) who played Marcy Park in last season’s Spelling Bee production and newcomer Tristan Takacs as Buck Barrow along with a full cast of Town & Country veterans and newcomers.
Director Susan Galli was thrilled to take on the show saying that she loved the story and the music noting that often history is more interesting than fiction. The script explores the question of why two people would turn to a life of crime and what that life might have been like behind closed doors. The music is described as a non-traditional score, combining rockabilly, blues, and gospel and the result is a haunting, soulful and exhilarating theater experience. “People who love musicals will love it AND people who normally don’t like musicals will love it because the music can stand on its own and the story is riveting,” remarked Galli.
BONNIE & CLYDE is playing at Town And Country Players located on Route 263 in Buckingham and runs weekends from April 6th through April 21st. Curtain time is 8pm for Friday and Saturday evening shows on April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st. Matinees are at 2pm on Sundays April 8th and 15th. Tickets can be ordered online at www.townandcountryplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 1-800-838-3006. Adults $20. The show contains content which may not be suitable for all ages.
Theater/Organization Town and Country Players
Theater/Organization Website: http://townandcountryplayers.org/index.html
Theater/Organization Address: 4158 York Rd (one mile south of the 413 intersection) Buckingham, Pennsylvania 18912 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (215) 348-7566