Tom Waits Collaborating with Robert Wilson on “Death car”

Photo from Robert Wilson’s Instagram page of the Royal Danish Theater.

Tom Waits and Robert Wilson are staging a play, “Death car,” based on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, according to The Eyeball Kid.

The play is scheduled to Premiere on November 7, 2014 in Copenhagen.

Apparently they’re casting the play right now. This went up the other day on Robert Wilson’s Instagram page:

“#casting #BONNIE & #CLYDE with Tom Waits in #Copenhagen at the #Royal #Danish #Theatre”

Self-portrait by Tom Waits.

Here’s The Eyeball Kid’s translation of a press release from the Danish Royal Theatre:

The production Death car reunites Tom Waits and Robert Wilson, who collaborated on productions like The black rider and Woyzeck, for the first time in 14 years.

Death car is inspired by the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a romantically involved couple of bankrobbers that defied authorities and caused a national media frenzy in the US in the 1930’s.

Their dramatic life is packed with feaurures that continue to fascinate present day audiences all over the world: a sheer lack of respect for banks and authorities, fast cars, weapons, violence, a love story, a desperate escape and their inevitable death.

The play is produced by Nicolai Vemming / UnlimitedArts in collaboration with the Royal Theatre and a number of international partners.

The play will move on to Germany, Norway and The Netherlands following the Copenhagen run, according to a Danish paper.

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