Libretto by Stephen King
Music and Lyrics by John Mellencamp
As a horror writer and lover of all things creepy, I couldn’t not go see a live show that was in part created by His Highness, Stephen King (responsible for the libretto), and John Mellencamp—hold the Cougar. Mellencamp initiated the project based on a ghost story he was told about a cabin he was buying on Lake Monroe right here in Southern Indiana. This musical play is a ghost story of the Southern gothic variety and they’ve been banging away at it for thirteen years. A magic number in the world of the strange and superstitious. To round out the creative minds behind it, they boys brought in T-Bone Burnett as a musical director and for once, being in Bloomington, Indiana had its perks, because we got the opening night for the touring show.