Hatfields and McCoys
2013 Season Director: Chris Bellinger Music Director: Teresa McCoy
Choreographer: Toneta Akers-Toler Cast
Some say it started with a dispute over the ownership of a hog. Others say the ill-fated love of Roseanne McCoy and Johnse Hatfield caused it. Whatever the reason, there was bad blood between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky.
This historical drama chronicles the battles and bloodshed spurred by pride and politics. The story of the Hatfields and McCoys has been told and retold until the real men and women diffuse into myth, but they did exist.
Each summer their heritage lives on as this famous feud fueled by yellow journalism that made the mountains bleed red is relived at Cliffside Amphitheatre.
This production contains some violence which may frighten very young children*
Book and Lyrics: Billy Edd Wheeler
Music: Ewel Cornett
June: 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29
July: 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 27, 31
August: 3, 6, 10, 11
Production Photos by Lew Whitener and Neal Lacey. Family Portraits by Steve Brightwell.