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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Closed November 24, 2014

John Mellencamp, Stephen King, and T Bone Burnett's Southern-Gothic supernatural musical

Why See Ghost Brothers of Darkland County?

Stephen King makes his debut as a playwright, delivering everything one could ask for. Indeed, Ghost Brothers impresses as a paranormal morality tale on the surface, but at its core it spins a story in the vein of Cain and Abel - or, for one dysfunctional family living in the backwoods of Mississippi, as recent as a mysterious tragedy from 40 years ago.

The superb blues 'n' roots music of the play reflects the wide range of styles and influences suited to a work that spans the decades. Mellencamp's unusual score uses its melodies to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters.

The show premiered in Atlanta in 2012 and embarked on a us tour the following year. A soundtrack album of the score was also released, featuring the likes of Elvis Costello and Neko Case. For this 2014 tour, the show has been reconceived as a theatrical concert, with much of the costumes and lighting staging of the original musical being stripped away to draw more focus to Mellencamp's songs.

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Performance date: 24 November 2014


Suitable for ages 13+ Mature content

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Playwright: Stephen King

Composer: John Mellencamp

Lyricist: John Mellencamp

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1 reviews, average rating: (1.0 Stars)

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An SK Fan: “Some of the music was good but the story is very weak”

I honestly found myself falling asleep. The singing is mediocre at best,... more

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