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Horizon Theatre's 'Blackberry Daze' Shows How Great Prose Inspires Music

Jul 18, 2017

Horizon Theatre’s current production, “Blackberry Daze,” takes its audience to small town Virginia at the end of World War I. There, Mae Lou, her daughter Carrie, and blues singer Pearl under the spell of gambler Herman Camm. To get an idea of his character, the story foreshadows his death, and no one is particularly interested in figuring out who did it.

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The musical is based on Ruth P. Watson’s 2012 novel “Blackberry Days of Summer.” She adapted the play with Thomas W. Jones II, who had the idea to turn the story into a musical

Jones and actor TC Carson spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about the production, which is now on stage at Horizon Theatre through Aug. 27.