The new musical Gun & Powder will make its world premiere at Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre next year. The production will run from January 28 through February 23, 2020.
Leading the cast will be Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman playing the real-life Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, African-American twins who passed themselves off as white to help settle their mother's share cropper debts. The new musical follows the path of the sisters as they fall in love with two very different men.
The principal cast also includs Donald Webber Jr. as Elijah, Dan Tracy as Jesse and Marva Hicks as Tallulah Clarke. Yvette Monique Clark, Wyn Delano, Christian Douglas, Amber Lenell Jones, Rayshun LaMarr, Kevin McAllister, Da'Von T. Moody, Crystal Mosser, Awa Sal Secka, Eleanor Todd, Kanysha Williams, Alex De Bard, Calvin Malone, Adelina Mitchell, Kylie Clare Smith and Greg Watkins round out the rest of the cast.
Gun & Powder will feature music direction by Darryl Ivey and choreography by Byron Easley, with scenic design by Jason Sherwood, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, costume design by Dede Ayite, sound design by Ryan Hickey, projection design by Kaitlyn Pietras and Jason H. Thompson, orchestrations by John Clancy and electronic music design/additional orchestrations by Scott Wasserman.