Theatre Review: Bonnie & Clyde at the Hudson Theatre - June 16th, 2017
Roger E. Saffer
Adam Peck’s Bonnie & Clyde, which was first produced to critical acclaim in 2010 in the UK, opened at Hollywood’s Hudson Theatre Friday night in the first of four show run.
In contrast to a lot of the Hollywood Fringe Festival repetoire, which can be a cacophony of expression - and not in a bad way - ranging from musical to whimsy to the downright silly, Bonnie and Clyde is a brooding, building piece of theatre that works quietly toward an inevitability that amazingly in this day and age did not actually display the blood splattered mess that was their end in real life.
In what is near the last hour of their short...
Most of us only know one side of Bonnie and Clyde. We know the outlaw side of them. We know how their story ends, but what we don’t know, is what leads up to that point. “Bonnie and Clyde” shows us the last day or so of their life. Bonnie (played by Claire Bronchick) shows us an innocence in a time of guilt. She loves Clyde (played by Joel Sutton) with all her heart and all she wants in return is some attention. Clyde has other things on his mind, like how copy cat crimes are being blamed on him. You witness the struggle of love and affection and even some sexual tension during their last few hours of life.
Clyde also narrates the last moments of their life in moments of flash forwards that really start to inch it’s way into the way you v...
Dark and brooding with some comedic relief. ...
certified reviewerJune 17, 2017
A stylish reimagining of some very established source material. ...
certified reviewerJune 18, 2017
A rich piece of theatre that allows the audience to see the infamous pair in a more intimate and humane light than that which history usually paints them in. I applaud the actors for their careful consideration of the dichotomy between these two people, which was beautifully illustrated throughout the performance....
certified reviewerJune 19, 2017
My general impression of the show overall was a fantastic one! ...