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Photo Flash: The House Theatre of Chicago presents HATFIELD & MCCOY


The House Theatre of Chicago announces an all-new production of Hatfield & McCoy, written by The House's Company Member Shawn Pfautsch and directed by

The House's Company Member Matt Hawkins playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 19 - March 11, 2018. Inspired by the true story of famous feuding families, and by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, the play features original songs by Pfautsch and Matt Kahler. Preview performances are Friday, Jan. 19 - Saturday, Jan. 27 following the regular schedule, barring matinees. (NOTE: The January 21preview performance begins at 7 p.m). Opening/press night is Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays and Fridays at7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $20 and regular run tickets range from $30 - $50. Same-day tickets for students and industry professionals are $20 and available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 773.769.3832.

On the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, North and South, fact and fiction, two cabins both alike in dignity wage a whip-smart war of words and bullets. Hatfield & McCoy is inspired by the true tale of the most infamous family feud in American history. Set at the close of the Civil War, a battle of Us versus Them catches two young lovers in a deadly cycle of violence.

Gunfire and romance escalate when young Rose Anna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret, and vow to reconcile their feuding families. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting their past to our present.

New music created for the play represents Americana styles across generations, from bluegrass to 2017 pop. Hatfield & McCoy features a live band on stage comprised of synths, keyboards, an upright bass, fiddle and guitar, plus actors playing guitars, mandolins, banjos and vocals.

Hatfield & McCoy received its world premiere at The House in 2006. Workshops for the 2018 production were supported by University of Chicago's UChicago Performance Lab.

The cast for Hatfield & McCoy includes: Robert D. Hardaway (Devil Anse Hatfield), Marika Mashburn* (Levicy Hatfield), Michael E. Smith* (Jim Vance), Jeff Mills (Bad Lias Hatfield), Kyle Whalen (Johnse Hatfield), Jenni M. Hadley (Victory Hatfield), Tia Pinson (Ellie Hatfield, U/S Alifair McCoy), Ann Delaney (Grace Hatfield Sister, U/S Ms. Hadley and Ms. Pinson), Anish Jethmalani^ (Ol Ranl McCoy), Stacy Stoltz*^ (Sarah McCoy), Bradley Grant Smith ("Squirrel Huntin" Sam McCoy), Haley Bolithon (Rose Anna McCoy), Collin Quinn Rice (Calvin McCoy), Khloe Janel (Alifair McCoy, U/S Rose Anna McCoy), Cody Proctor (Asa "Harmon" McCoy), Tommy Malouf (Tolbert McCoy, U/S Johnse Hatfield), Royen Kent (Pharmer McCoy, U/S Calvin McCoy), Kyle Ryan (Randolph "Bud" McCoy), Desmond Gray (Bill Staton) and Jamie Vann (Marshal Frank Phillips).

Additional understudies include Adam Benjamin (U/S Devil Anse Hatfield, Ol Ranl McCoy), Tobi Mattingly (U/S Levicy Hatfield, Sarah McCoy), Jacob Fjare (U/S Jim Vance, Bad Lias Hatfield, Marshal Frank Phillips), Andy Monson (U/S Bill Stanton, Harmon McCoy, Sam, Sibling Swing) and Ethan Peterson (U/S Sibling Swing).

Musicians in Hatfield & McCoy include: Matthew Muñiz* (Music Director/Keyboard), Jake Saleh (Upright Bass), and Jess McIntosh (Fiddle).

The creative and design team for Hatfield & McCoy includes: Matt Hawkins* (director), Shawn Pfautsch* (playwright, co-composer), Madison Smith (assistant director), Lee Keenan* (scenic/lighting designer), Ellie Terrell (associate scenic designer, props designer), Emily McConnell (costume designer), Grover Hollway (sound designer), Matt Kahler (co-composer), Katherine Scott (choreographer), Marika Mashburn* (casting director) and Lauren Batson^ (stage manager). *Company Member with The House ^Actor's Equity Association Member

Photos by Jessica Ridenour

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Photo Flash: The House Theatre of Chicago presents HATFIELD & MCCOY
Haley Bolithon and Kyle Whalen

Photo Flash: The House Theatre of Chicago presents HATFIELD & MCCOY
Kyle Whalen and Haley Bolithon

Photo Flash: The House Theatre of Chicago presents HATFIELD & MCCOY
Cody Proctor Ann Delaney Tia Pinson Jenni M Hadley

Photo Flash: The House Theatre of Chicago presents HATFIELD & MCCOY
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