I have lived in Beckley for 25 years and was always ashamed to say that I had never been to Theatre WV except for a production of Oklahoma about 15-20 years ago. The real Theatre WV is outdoor. I got interested because they had been having some financial problems and going to see The Hatfield and McCoys was on my "to do" list--really a nicer term than "Bucket List"--thank you, sister Ann for that distinction. Everyone always talked about how great this attraction was. It did not disappoint. I have seen shows on Broadway, touring companies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and have been to the VA state theatre in Abington, VA. Who ever knew that the big talent was in my backyard? Many of these actors worked for free--they just didn't want to see the theatre close. It seems like Theatre WV is back! I really enjoyed the show--and there are some voices who could compete with some of the Broadway voices. The two top McCoys--Randall and Spirit, were especially good. I hope that they have a bigger schedule next year and that we keep attracting talent to WV.
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