Presented by Jay Franke & David Herro
World Premiere Event
Run Bambi Run
September 13 – October 22, 2023
Book by Eric Simonson
Music & Lyrics by Gordon Gano
Directed by Mark Clements
Approximately Running Time: 2 hours and 50 minutes including one intermission
Recommended Age: 16 and up
This production contains gunshots, fog/smoke, strobe lights as well as other loud sounds including live music. Production also includes profanity, suggested drug usage, limited nudity and adult themes.
A New Musical about Milwaukee's Infamous Femme Fatale
The truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this new musical ripped from the headlines! An outrageous ‘true crime’ saga that took the nation by storm, Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek's fall from Milwaukee Police Department cop to Playboy Bunny lands her in the slammer, convicted of a murder that she didn’t commit. Or did she? Fueled with rock songs and lyrics from Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes, a captivating book by Academy Award-winner Eric Simonson (Lombardi), and Artistic Director Mark Clements’ directorial showmanship, this rollicking hometown story about the search for truth and justice is a wild ride that you have to see to believe.
"The most glamorous murder case of the 1980s.” – Diane Sawyer
A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production
Melanie & Steve Booth • Judy Hansen • Cheryl & David Walker