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World Premiere Event

Run Bambi Run

September 13 – October 22, 2023

Book by Eric Simonson
Music & Lyrics by Gordon Gano
Directed by Mark Clements

Quadracci Powerhouse

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 Grammy-nominee 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 truth and justice is a wild ride that you have to see to believe.

"The most glamorous murder case of the 1980s.” – Diane Sawyer