06/02/2005 - 07/23/2005
A Three-Way World Premiere with Actor's Theatre of Louisville and Kitchen Dog Theatre of Dallas!
In Hazard County Ruth is losing everything - her home and her family's business, and her two 8 year-old twins are sleeping on her cousin's floor. Why won't she use the $100K Memorial Fund that was created for the twins when her husband was murdered? Enter Blake, a Hollywood TV producer who decides Ruth is the next great American story. But in Hazard County, the truth is rarely easy to find and does anyone really want to trust a producer from FOX News? Peppered with hysterical recollections of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD this slyly subversive comedy is a great Southern summer-evening adventure.
Hazard County will be a National New Play Network World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, and Actor's Express. Hazard County will be fully produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2005 Humana Festival for New Plays under the direction of Actor's Express Founding Artistic Director Chris Coleman. Coleman's theatre company, Portland Center Stage has conducted workshops of the play through the Just Add Water West New Play series. Those who remember the earliest days of Actor's Express won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to see the kind of work Coleman is currently fostering at Portland Center Stage.
Contains strong language and adult situations.