The specific details of Hank Williams’ death are still being debated over 50 years since the country music legend died at only 29 years old. A new Milwaukee play, Nobody Lonesome for Me, re-imagines the last few hours of his life.
It places Hank in a gas station where he talks with the owner – but Hank is the only person visible. Playwright Lanie Robertson has made a unique show that’s meant to be a look inside Hank’s thoughts. (At the time he had been recently divorced and was dealing with alcohol problems.)
Matthew Brumlow, a Georgia native, will perform many of Hank’s greatest hits with an accompanying ghost guitarist, Peter Silbert a Rep resident compan member.
In this audio piece, Brumlow describes the show and gives us a taste of what audiences can expect.
The show can be seen at the intimate Stackner Cabaret theater until March 13th.