Thieves Like Us : The Tale of Depression-Era Bank Robber Caught Between Love and Loyalty
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Thieves Like Us was a disappointment. The script was really simplistic, never really engaging the audience to any extent. The staging had a few good elements, including the singing and other props, but were not enough to lift the overall show to...continued
Set in the Depression-era dustbowl, Thieves Like Us follows one man’s quest to make his own morality. Bowie Bowers busts out of Alky prison and goes on a spree of bank robberies with hardened criminals T-Dub and Chicamaw. His newfound gal Keechie wants him to give up the life and settle down. Bowie figures he’s no more a thief than the politicians and bankers who steal with their brains instead of a gun. When the law busts up the gang Bowie is forced to make a decision: does he lam it for Mexico with Keechie by himself or does he break Chicamaw out of jail to be their guide?