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After a week of preview performances that began on April 4, John Mellencamp‘s long-in-the-works Southern gothic musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, will officially open on Wednesday at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.  The roots rocker collaborated on the production with famed horror novelist Stephen King and renowned music producer T Bone Burnett.

Set in 1957 in Mississippi, Ghost Brothers is about a tragedy that claims the lives of two brothers and a young girl.  The incident haunts the town during the ensuing 40 years, and one man, who knows how the deaths occurred, must decide if he’s going to reveal the truth.  According to The New York Times, Mellencamp recently revealed that he based the play on a true story of murderous love triangle that happened years ago at and around an Indiana cabin he purchased in the early 1990s.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is scheduled to run through May 13.

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