Night at the Theater with John Mellencamp and Stephen King
May 2, 2012: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join Booth and University of Chicago Alumni at Theater night to see Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a haunting new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King, playing at the Alliance Theater in the Woodruff Center in Midtown. Guests Welcome.
The Alliance Theatre at the Woodriff
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Located at Peachtree Street and 14 St in the Woodruff Arts Building (aka High Museum or Memorial Arts)
Meet in the lobby of The Alliance Theater at 7pm to mingle with other alumni and guests. Optional meet, greet, drink, and/or eat at 5:30pm - 7:00 pm before at TAP (just a block away), a gastropub. Alumni and guests buy their own tickets to the play in advance.
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a haunting new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King, as the closing show of the Alliance Stage Series season set for spring of 2012. 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 phantoms of the past, along with a roots and blues-tinged score that is sure to leave audiences asking for more. Alliance Artistic Director Susan V. Booth directs, with musical direction provided by legendary producer T Bone Burnett.In the tiny town of Delight, Mississippi in 1967, 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.
A simple and eclectic menu featuring bar snacks, items for sharing and entrees is prepared daily to the highest standards by Chef Adrian Villarreal.
Tickets vary in cost on the Alliance Theatre website
5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Meet at TAP (1180 Peachtree) for drinks and eats
7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Meet in Lobby to mingle, play starts at 7:30
Christy Harris, '97