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Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux

Mon 22nd – Sat 27th Aug 2011

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“a fragmented tale of evidence, rumours and the surprising connections between love, life, death and donuts.”

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Proto-type Theater

SUMMARY

Proto-type Theater’s show Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux, written and directed by Peter S. Petralia is coming to Gryphon Venues this August at this year’s British Council Edinburgh Showcase. After the visually decadent, headphone-driven WHISPER and the satisfying slice of 60’s Americana that was Virtuoso (working title), the company turn to the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux is a fragmented tale of evidence, rumours and the surprising connections between love, life, death and donuts.

In 2004, Proto-type made a piece called Third Person about the dissolution of the love affair between two jaded New Yorkers. In attempting to remake the show as a love story in the context of

the company's relocation to England an altogether different (and somehow familiar) story emerged...

Moving, unsettling and bitter-sweetly funny, Proto-type Theater's Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux investigates the events that unfolded out of the electric meeting of two of history's most infamous lovers, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. As they illustrate, control and sometimes miscommunicate the story, the performers veer between the emotional, the factual and the fantastical as they pick-apart the particulars of this strange love affair.

Delivering the show in the third person, through a variety of lo-fi media including video, drawings and overhead projection, performers Gillian Lees and Andrew Westerside perform a delicate duet; edging close to becoming Bonnie and Clyde before pulling back to themselves in an exquisite and passionate balancing act. Accompanied by electrifying, sometimes heartbreaking music, specially composed by Duncan Speakman, Third Person: Bonnie and Clyde Redux intimately reflects on the nature of love, death and of storytelling.

Admission: £9(£6.50)

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel

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