This is an online play reading as part of our Digital Season.
A boy disappears. Then returns unexpectedly two years later. Rumor has it he may have sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune and a music career.
The myth of Robert Johnson is a perfect fit for Halloween. According to legend, Johnson had a tremendous desire to become a great blues musician. One of the legends often told says that Johnson was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad at midnight. There he was met by a large man (the Devil) who took the guitar and tuned it. The Devil played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument.
In exchange for his soul, Johnson was able to create the blues for which he became famous.
Using this legend as a jumping off point, COVENANT tells the eerie story of a musician who mysteriously leaves town only to surprisingly return 2 years later and turn things in the conservative town completely upside down and inside out.
This dark and twisting campfire tale of betrayal, faith, rumor, and the seemingly thin veil of truth will have you on the edge of your seat – and maybe even leaving the lights on after the reading.
Join us for this special digital play reading. That is…if you dare.