Hatfield-McCoy Casting Call This Month

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Residents of Appalachia are being encouraged by the Hatfield McCoy Arts Council to audition for “Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys”.

According to the arts council, casting calls will be held at Hatfield McCoy Park (Hwy 1056) in McCarr, Kentucky, on Friday June 9th, 16th, and 23rd, at 7 p.m. each evening.

The play, which was written by award winning playwright Chelsea Marcantel, highlights the historic feud that propelled the quiet Tug River which serves as the border between West Virginia and Kentucky to international stardom.

According to Marcantel, the play will take viewers, “back in time” to “experience the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud firsthand, as told by the characters who lived it, in a world-premiere drama staged in the home of the conflict.”

Last year, a joint resolution of the Kentucky Senate, House, and Governor’s Office declared Blood Song to be “The official play on the Hatfield/McCoy feud in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

Kimberly McCoy, who serves as President of the Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council says that no prior acting experience is required and that in addition to needing actors and actresses, the council is actively seeking a host of other needed volunteers and participants of all ages.

Individuals are needed to serve as musicians, set designers, sound technicians, carpenters, backstage assistants, lighting technicians, costume & seamstresses, and greeters and ushers.

All 2017 show dates will be announced at a later date.  Individuals interested in learning more about the casting call, are encouraged to visit the Arts Council’s Facebook page (facebook.com/hmartscouncil) or call Kimberly McCoy at (606) 371-0938.

The Hatfield McCoy Arts Council is a non for profit arts agency providing artistic programming, educational support, and the celebration of our areas heritage.

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