The 2011/12 Alliance Theatre season closes with the world premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with a book by Stephen King and music & lyrics by John Mellencamp. T Bone Burnett provides the music direction. Catch this blues-tinged show on the Alliance Theatre stage from April 4 -May 13, 2012.
Based on a true story, one of the world’s most popular authors and one of America’s most honored musicians have created a riveting Southern gothic musical fraught with mystery, tragedy, and ghosts of the past.
In the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi in 1957, a terrible tragedy took the lives of two brothers and a beautiful young girl. During the next forty years, the events of that night became the stuff of local legend. But legend is often just another word for lie. Joe McCandless knows what really happened; he saw it all. The question is whether or not he can bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own troubled sons, and whether the ghosts left behind by an act of violence will help him – or tear the McCandless family apart forever.