June 2 – July 23, 2005
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.
“ALL THE MORE POWERFUL FOR BEING SO FEARLESSLY UNPREDICTABLE.”
– Los Angeles TIMES
“SEARING AND SENSATIONALLY FUNNY!”
– New York Times
“EXPLOSIVE. INSANELY ENTERTAINING AND COMPLETELY ENGAGING.”
– New York Magazine
Cast & Creative Team
Amy Alice Swint
Amy Lynn Stewart
LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGN
JOseph p. MOnaghan III
PCHARGE SCENIC ARTIST
AMY FERGUSON KOHAN
D. CONNOR MCVEY
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
CHARGE SCENIC ARTIST
Two hours with one intermission
Audience Advisory: This production contains full nudity, strong adult language and descriptions and depictions of sensitive and intense issues and situations. For more detailed information about potential trigger warnings, please click HERE
There is open seating for this production.
May 12 & 13 at 8 pm
May 14 at 8 pm
May 14 – June 12, 2022
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm