Gun & Powder (Regional, Paper Mill Playhouse, 2024) | Playbill

Gun & Powder



Gun & Powder is a new musical inspired by the true story of Mary and Martha Clarke, African-American twin sisters who take extraordinary measures to settle their mother’s sharecropper debt and save her home. In 1893 Texas, the Sisters Clarke—passing as white—embark on a remarkable Wild West adventure that examines race, family, and identity with two electrifying women who transformed from farm girls to outlaws to legends.

Featuring 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’).

Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb

Music Direction by Austin Cook

Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Featuring Rickens Anantua, Jisel Soleil Ayon, Jeannette Bayardelle, Reed Campbell, Carrie Compere, Meghan Olivia Corbett, Joann Gilliam, Francesca Granell, Aaron Arnell Harrington, Mary Claire King, Malik Shabazz Kitchen, Liisi LaFontaine, Rayshun LaMarr, Zonya Love, Tiffany Mann, Aaron James McKenzie, Hunter Parrish, Tony Perry, Ciara Renée, Adam Roberts, Hank Santos, Christine Shepard, Katie Thompson, Aurelia Williams, Jason SweetTooth Williams


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