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Clyde ‘n Bonnie: A Folktale

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Book by Hunter Foster
Music & Lyrics by Rick Crom
Directed by Lonny Price

Music Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Josh Rhodes

America’s most romantic gangsters outwit and outrun a relentless J. Edgar Hoover to the delight of the poor and downtrodden, as their relationship changes from “strictly business” to passionate romance. Funny, tuneful and historically dubious, Clyde ‘n Bonnie: A Folktale is a good ol’ musical about the bad ol’ days.


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More about Lonny Price, Rick Crom and Hunter Foste

Lonny Price ImageLonny Price (Director) most recently directed the stage and film version of the New York Philharmonic’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Martha Plimpton, Patti LuPone, etc.), which played in over seven hundred movie theaters across the country. He also directed the stage and filmed versions of Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, for which he received the 2011 Emmy Award. He directed Camelot, starring Gabriel Byrne (Live from Lincoln Center), Candide, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Sweeney Todd, starring Ms. LuPone and George Hearn for which he received an Emmy. Mr. Price also directed the Emmy Award‑winning production of Sondheim’s Passion, starring Ms. LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Michael Cerveris.

He made his feature film debut with Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”… and the Boys, starring Freddie Highmore and Ving Rhames, which won two awards at the 2011 New York International Film and Video Festival–Best Drama and Best Director. On Broadway he directed Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade, Danny Glover in Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”… and the Boys, Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts (which he co-wrote with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders), Jenn Colella in Urban Cowboy, and himself in A Class Act, for which he also co-wrote the book (with Linda Kline) and was nominated for a Tony Award. Some of Lonny Price’s Off-Broadway directorial work includes Visiting Mr. Green, starring Eli Wallach, Beautiful Girls, starring Zoe Caldwell, Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups, Athol Fugard’s Valley Song and Mary Pat Gleason’s Stopping Traffic for the Vineyard Theatre.

He made his opera directing debut at the Houston Grand Opera directing Audra McDonald in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Michael John LaChiusa’s Send. As an actor, he appeared on and off Broadway in a variety of plays and musicals, including Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”… and the Boys, starring James Earl Jones and Danny Glover, Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along and Lanford Wilson’s Burn This. On film he is best remembered for playing Neil Kellerman, the hotel owner’s grandson in Dirty Dancing. For his acting work, he has received Obie, Theatre World, Drama League and Drama‑Logue Awards.

Rick Crom ImageRick Crom (Music & Lyrics) is an award-winning lyricist, composer, actor and comedian. On television he has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Louie, Ed and many others. On Broadway he was featured in Urinetown, Footloose, and The Good-bye Girl. As the writer of the Off‑Broadway topical revue Newsical, the Musical, (currently running) he has received 6 Drama Desk nominations and The Best Musical Award from the Off‑Broadway Alliance. Other Off‑Broadway revues include Oh Fine, RSVP!, The Subject was Neurosis, Absolutely Rude and Our Life and Times.

Hunter Foster ImageHunter Foster (Book) along with Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale (which premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009), has written the books for the musicals Summer of ’42 (Music and Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum) which ran Off‑Broadway in 2001 and was nominated for an Outer Critic Circle award for Best Off‑Broadway musical, and The Hollow (Music and Lyrics by Matt Conner) which recently opened this past summer at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Hunter was also a staff writer for the NBC variety show, Rosie Live in 2009. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors (Tony nomination), The Producers, Urinetown, Les Miserables, Footloose, Grease and King David. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s musical theatre program.

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Cast
Clyde Barrow J.C. Long*
Bonnie Parker Laura Floyd
Martha Karen Howell*
J. Edgar Hoover Bart Hansard*
Buck Barrow Bryant Smith*
Blanche Barrow Caitlin Smith
Ray Hamilton Tony Larkin
Anderson/Uncle Floyd Steven L. Hudson
Ted Hinton Geoff “Googie” Uterhardt
Ennis Butz Greg Bosworth
Emma Parker Rachel Miller
Ensemble Jennifer Smiles
Ensemble Corey Bradberry
Ensemble Kevin Dougherty
Production Staff
Producer Anthony Rodriguez
Director Lonny Price
Music Director Ann-Carol Pence
Choreographer Josh Rhodes
Book Writer Hunter Foster
Music & Lyrics Rick Crom
Assistant to the Director Ricardo Aponte
Assistant to the Director/New York Matt Cowart
Assistant Choreographer Jen Foote
Dance Captain Jennifer Smiles
Production Manager Britt Hultgren Ramroop
Technical Director James M. Helms
Stage Manager Kathryn M. Pelkey
Scenic Designer Phil Male
Costume Designer Joanna Schmink
Lighting Designer Bradley Bergeron
Sound Designer Bobby Johnston
Props Designer/Assistant Stage Manager EB Hooyer
Wig Designer Monty Schuth
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Light Board Operator Kathryn M. Pelkey
Sound Board Operator Matt Aston
Follow Spot 1 Molly Huntington
Follow Spot 2 Sergio Rubio
Band
Conductor/Keyboards Ann-Carol Pence
Bass Greg Armijo
Percussion Mark Biering
Violin Michele Volz
Guitar/Banjo Melvin Jordan
Guitar/Banjo Luke Johnson
Violin Kenny Lambert

*This actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


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Athens Artist Exhibits in the Lobby During the Run of Clyde ‘n Bonnie: A Folktale

Let's Go Downtown ImageAthens-based artist, Bryn Adamson is self-taught through years of trial and error, lots of mess, splatter, and as much color as possible, Bryn’s work has evolved to include portraits, flowers, trees, football players, golfers, and even a new ode to the daily necessity of wine. She works mainly on reclaimed wood, which includes old hollow-core doors and discarded shelving. Furniture is refitted from bins of hoarded hardware, and the paint is always, always acrylic. In the last few years, a good many sets on the Town and Gown stage in Athens, Georgia have also had some of her touches, and this new larger canvas has brought many innovations and rewards. She finds her inspiration everywhere and delights in each and every moment when it all comes together.