Ghost Brothers of Darkland County & I Love A Raffle


This could be one you might want to tell your grandchildren someday that you saw in a small room at the top of the stairs.

On April 4th, Atlanta’s Alliance Theater presents the world premier of The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Book by Stephen King, music by John Mellencamp, musical production by T Bone Burnette, directed by Susan V. Booth. My head is spinning.

Even better, there’s a Decatur tie-in. On Tuesday nights leading up to the world premier, you can hear the musician-actors from Ghosts at Eddie’s Attic.

Here’s how Eddie describes it:



 Darkland County Tuesdays

 The Alliance Theatre’s upcoming production, GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY, features a blues and roots tinged score with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and book by Stephen King. To accomplish what has been described as a “ghost story/rock concert mashup,” the actors in the cast must be true musicians. Eddie’s Attic is excited to partner with the Alliance Theatre to bring these talented actor/musician hybrids to our stage. Our audience has the opportunity to see artists from the show and hear a glimpse of the King/Mellencamp production at Eddie’s in the weeks leading up to the premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Alliance on April 4.


So we have southern gothic, we have blues, we have a ghost story by Mr. King of ghost stories. What more could you want?

A raffle, of course.

If you purchase advance tickets for a “Darkland County Tuesday” show, you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle to win a 4-pack of tickets to the world-premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Winners will be announced every Tuesday.


I’ll be at Eddie’s on March 13th; the show continues on March 20th and March 27th. Hope to see you there. Afterwards. To walk me to my car.



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10 Responses to Ghost Brothers of Darkland County & I Love A Raffle

  1. Jeanie says:

    The show sounds fabulous!!! It also sounds like someone read my mind. John Mellencamp and Tbone Burnett are huge favorites and never do
    anything bad! I hope the show comes north someday.

    • maryflad says:

      Thank you for stopping by, Jeanie. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this show travels to other regional theaters. Atlanta’s Alliance Theater does excellent work and I, too, think this show will have broad appeal. The Darkland County Tuesdays shows at Eddie’s Attic are an interesting part of the project. Eddie’s is a wonderful listening room about a mile from my house. The music there is always fresh. We’re lucky to have it here in our little town.
      Again, thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment!

  2. Carol says:

    Wow…this IS a star-studded production. I love theater. Thanks for letting us hear about it.

    • maryflad says:

      Carol, we will be going tomorrow night with friends. I’ll let you know how it is. You’d like Eddie’s, great listening room.

  3. Angie says:

    Sounds great–look forward to catching it at Eddie’s.

  4. This sounds amazing, Mary! Thanks so much for letting us know about it! Maybe one day it’ll make it to us at the Edinburgh Festival (via it’s sister city of Decatur, of course ;))!

  5. Susan Kearney says:

    Happy to be included in your blog list! Had I known more about this last week I would have INSISTED that we go…..hmm..I feel anothr necessary business trip to ATL coming on.

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