Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
Adler Theatre (Davenport) – November 3 at 7 p.m.
An unconventional production penned by the master of the macabre will take the stage this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Davenport’s Adler Theatre. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a “gothic, supernatural musical” written by Stephen King and featuring music by John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett.
For fans of King, Mellencamp and Burnett, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County offers a unique creative collaboration which results in an an unsettling tale of brotherly love and revenge with much of the tension and drama played out through the music. The piece is loosely based on events in Mellencamp’s home state of Indiana, and is the fruition of decades of creative development by Mellencamp and King. The official soundtrack to the production features a who’s who of contemporary artists: Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Taj Mahal and of course, Mellencamp himself.
While the Adler production of Ghost Brothers will sadly not include Mellencamp, it will feature an ensemble cast of fifteen, plus a live four-piece band, who will enact the piece much like a live-reading of an old-time radio show. The Adler’s gorgeous, art deco space will lend itself well to this vintage-style production.
If you’re not quite ready give up on your Halloween festivities, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a great way to get out of town, take a look at the last of the fall color and cap off this season of spooks.