Black Arts MKE, Adam Slater Productions and Patton Daye Slater Productions are proud to present the captivating new musical “Love & Southern D!scomfort” in Milwaukee this May.

After standing ovations and a critical success during LASD’s World Premiere in Charleston, South Carolina in January, music, mystery, and good old-fashioned family drama will collide at The Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall in the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from May 6 through May 10.

“[Bobby] Daye’s marvelous score… and singers delivered time and again with soul, strength and skill.” Maura Hogan, Charleston Post and Courier.

"Love and Southern D!scomfort features incredible music and actors." Michael Smallwood, Charleston City Paper.

Featuring Tony Award® Nominee Felicia P. Fields from The Color Purple and Milwaukee’s finest actors, Love and Southern D!scomfort blends the lush backdrop of rural Louisiana with unbridled jealousy, joy, and pain as it weaves a gripping tale about an old-money family torn apart by money, addiction, and a long buried family secret.

Book by Monica L. Patton; Music by Bobby Daye. Monica and Bobby are Broadway/National Tour veterans. Monica is currently in her seventh year touring with The Book of Mormon. Her Broadway/Tour credits include Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion King and Annie 30th Anniversary tour. Bobby is currently touring with Disney’s Aladdin. His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, The Wiz and The Book of Mormon.

Tickets range from $38 to $53 and go on sale on and the Marcus Center box office on January 24.

More information can be found at

About Patton Daye Slater Productions - Patton Daye Slater Productions was founded by Monica Patton, Robert ‘Bobby’ Daye and Adam Slater to develop Love & Southern D!scomfort. PDSP is dedicated to the development of diverse commercial theatre. To learn more visit

About Black Arts MKE - Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts. Each year, BAMKE collaborates with over 100 local artists and arts organizations to bring to the community renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, and composers. Black Arts MKE is a proud Affiliate Member of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.


For more information, please contact Adam Slater at 212 401 1228 ext. 3 or