Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The Lady Chablis
Produced by Craig Haffner
Based on the book by John Berendt
Adaptation by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Rob Ashford
The Savannah-set Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil centers around an "incident" at Mercer House, once owned by the great-grandfather of songwriter Johnny Mercer, and explores the murder of a young escort named Danny Hansford and his accused murderer, antiques dealer Jim Williams, a closeted gay man, with whom he had a relationship. Among the compelling characters in the work are nightlife entertainer The Lady Chablis, the Voodoo priestess Minerva, and Sonny Seiler, whose bulldogs are the University of Georgia mascots.