After a successful world premiere at MetroStage in Washington D.C., the exciting and bluesy new musical Blackberry Daze whirls onto Horizon’s stage in Atlanta this summer beginning July 14th. Nominated for a Helen Hayes award for the most outstanding adaptation of a play or musical, Thomas W. Jones II returns for his 13th season to direct this compelling and romantic journey to the heart of the south. A whirlwind whodunit of family secrets and passions, Blackberry Daze inspires with original blues, jazz and gospel music by William Knowles. Adapted from Ruth P. Watson’s 2012 novel Blackberry Days of Summer, don’t miss this musical mystery-romance in the key of the blues!
It is the end of The Great War, and a small Virginia town is rocked by secrets and seduction as Herman Camm, a provocative gambler (played by TC Carson of Living Single fame), weaves his magic on the lives of three unsuspecting women, Mae Lou and her daughter Carrie, and Pearl, a blues singer at the local juke joint. Award-winning writer/director Thomas W. Jones II is back with his musical adaptation of the novel Blackberry Days of Summer in this emotionally charged stage musical with unforgettable stories of love, hope, survival, and redemption.
This play combines mystery and romance, two of my favorite genres coming together to make what promises to be a great and unforgettable time.
Dates: July 14-August 27, 2017
Days and Times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 3 PM and 8:30 PM, and Sunday at 5 PM. No Sat matinee July 15th
Prices: Tickets start at $25. Discounts can be given for groups of 10 or more. Prices change based on availability and demand, so buy early for the best prices. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges allowed with 24 hours notice.
Press release and pictures courtesy of Horizon Theatre.
Are you ready for this bluesy mystery?