Based on a true story, make way for the sisters Clarke in a dynamic, moving and inspiring world premiere musical of notorious outlaws who ruled the Wild West.
To help their mother settle a sharecropper debt, Mary and Martha Clarke—light-skinned African American twins—pass themselves as White to seize the funds by any means necessary. However, their bond of sisterhood is tested when they fall in love with two very different men, one Black, the other White.
Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy) makes his Signature debut in this soaring musical that examines race, family and identity with two electrifying women who went from farm girls to legends with gun and powder.
Discussion Nights February 18 & 19, 2020
Pride Night February 7, 2020
Running time approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission. Please note, running time on world premieres can change significantly throughout the run.
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Sponsored by Deborah G. Gandy
Gun & Powder was a recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater and developed through the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab at Signature Theatre.
New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan & Gloria Logan with additional support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation
Gun & Powder is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Closed Captioning available at every performance of our mainstage shows via the free GalaPro App
Book & Lyrics by
By Special Arrangement with
Ben Holtzman & Sammy Lopez