Sometimes patience does indeed pay off as those who have been waiting since 2008 to see the stage production of the Stephen King/John Mellencamp collaboration Ghost Brothers of Darkland County can finally see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. It won’t be fully glowing until spring of 2012, but at least some light is better than none. And we’ve even got a nice look at the official poster for you today!
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a chilling new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King. 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 along with a roots and blues-tinged score that is sure to leave audiences asking for more.
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.
Look for the play to debut in 2012. We’ll bring you more as we have it.
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