Gun & Powder
“Gun & Powder” is a new musical inspired by a true story. Mary and Martha Clarke were African-American twin sisters who took extraordinary measures to settle their mother’s sharecropper debt and save her home. In 1893 Texas, the Sisters Clarke passed as white and embarked on a remarkable Wild West adventure. The play examines race, family, and identity with two electrifying women. They are transformed from farm girls, to outlaws, to legends.
Featuring the book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri (a real-life descendant of Mary and Martha Clarke). Music by Ross Baum, and direction by Obie winner Stevie Walker-Webb (Ain’t No Mo’).