The classic American outlaw story is getting a twist as UNC Pauper Players travel back in time with their fall production of "Bonnie & Clyde," a musical about the famous criminal duo.
"Bonnie & Clyde" is unique in its use of bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly music within its soundtrack, rendering it an experimental choice of production for the theater company.
"We're kind of taking a risk with 'Bonnie & Clyde,' it being a lesser-known show for some," Elizabeth Wheless, a first-year who plays Bonnie, said. "But we're really hoping that that risk pays off because we know that a lot of people in the theater community know about this show and we're trying to get the community more involved."
In their fall production, UNC's Pauper Players will be performing the musical "Bonnie & Clyde." The show will run from November 9 to 11 with the performance taking place at 7:30 each evening at the Historic Playmakers' Theatre and a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on November 11. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for non-students, and all tickets are $10 at the door. Tickets may be bought in the Pit from November 5 to 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the show, Pauper Players will announce their spring 2019 production, in addition to their production of Dave Malloy's musical song cycle Ghost Quartet.
"Once somebody has an idea to do a show, we present it to the executive board and so Anna, our director, had the idea to do 'Bonnie & Clyde,'" stage manager Kelly Wygant said.