THE LEGEND OF MARY AND MARTHA CLARKE
Gun & Powder is a new musical inspired by the true story of Mary and Martha Clarke—African American twins—who pass for White to help settle their mother’s sharecropper debt and seize the funds by any means necessary. This soaring new musical examines race, family and identity with two electrifying women who went from farm girls to outlaws to legends with gun and powder.
Gun & Powder features book & lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. It was developed through the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab at Signature Theatre, and made its World Premiere in the 30th Season at the Signature Theatre from January 28 - February 23, 2020.