Hazard County

Hazard County
by Allison Moore

Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • |
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set including bare-bones living area and kitchen, bar stools or chairs with table, and a car seat.

Hazard County
by Allison Moore

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Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • |
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set including bare-bones living area and kitchen, bar stools or chairs with table, and a car seat.

When a young producer stumbles into town looking for stories and a fresh start, he believes he's found both in Ruth. Her made-for-TV tale captures his attention -- a broke young widow in a rural Kentucky town, unable to access the trust fund set up for her children after her husband's murder. But neither of them has told the other the whole truth, and a past tainted by racism threatens to destroy Ruth's already shaky existence. This story is interspersed with memorable monologues from fans and critics of The Dukes of Hazzard, who blow apart the Southern stereotypes that tend to define Ruth's world.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

When a young producer stumbles into town looking for stories and a fresh start, he believes he's found both in Ruth. Her made-for-TV tale captures his attention -- a broke young widow in a rural Kentucky town, unable to access the trust fund set up for her children after her husband's murder. But neither of them has told the other the whole truth, and a past tainted by racism threatens to destroy Ruth's already shaky existence. This story is interspersed with memorable monologues from fans and critics of The Dukes of Hazzard, who blow apart the Southern stereotypes that tend to define Ruth's world.

  • Drama
  • |
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set including bare-bones living area and kitchen, bar stools or chairs with table, and a car seat.

Published Reviews

"Moore, a native Texan who now lives in Minneapolis, has both the authority and the distance to write on such a deeply-felt topic ... She's written a thought-provoking play that inspires thorough contemplation."

Rebecca Haithcoat, Louisville Eccentric Observer

"Hazard County is small theater at its best!"

C.S. Fowler, Burbank Times

"A laugh riot ... like all good theatre, layers are peeled away and a universal humanity is revealed."

Dany Margolies, Back Stage West

"Pick Of The Week!"

LA Weekly

"In a region where the Confederate flag continues to serve as a moral irritant to some and a symbol of ancestral pride to others, this smart and ironic play doesn't attempt to give tidy answers. Hazard County has no road map, and even when you think you know where it's going, there are blind spots, hairpin turns and sudden stops. It's a play that requires you to keep your eye on the rearview mirror, and even then, it's a dangerous and suspenseful ride."

Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Production History

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Location
AUG 05, 2017 - AUG 14, 2017
Flashback Theater Co.
Somerset, KY United States
Flashback Theater Co. Somerset, KY United States
JUN 15, 2012 - JUL 01, 2012
Azuka Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
Azuka Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
OCT 02, 2009 - OCT 03, 2009
John A. Logan College
Carterville, IL United States
John A. Logan College Carterville, IL United States
FEB 13, 2009 - MAR 15, 2009
Aurora Fox
Aurora, CO United States
Aurora Fox Aurora, CO United States
MAR 08, 2006 - APR 23, 2006
Ark Theatre Company
Los Angeles, CA United States
Ark Theatre Company Los Angeles, CA United States
OCT 27, 2005 - NOV 12, 2005
Birmingham Festival Theatre
Birmingham, AL United States
Birmingham Festival Theatre Birmingham, AL United States
JUL 01, 2005 - AUG 31, 2005
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
Wellfleet, MA United States
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre Wellfleet, MA United States
JUN 01, 2005 - JUL 31, 2005
Actors Express
Atlanta, GA United States
Actors Express Atlanta, GA United States
MAY 01, 2005 - JUN 30, 2005
Kitchen Dog Theatre
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theatre Dallas, TX United States
MAR 01, 2005 - APR 30, 2005
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
SEP 01, 2004 - SEP 30, 2004
The Themantics Group Equity Showcase
New York City, NY United States
The Themantics Group Equity Showcase New York City, NY United States
JUL 01, 2004 - JUL 31, 2004
National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays (staged reading)
Chicago, IL United States
National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays (staged reading) Chicago, IL United States
JUL 01, 2004 - JUL 31, 2004
Portland Center Stage/JAW West Festival (staged reading)
Portland, OR United States
Portland Center Stage/JAW West Festival (staged reading) Portland, OR United States
JUN 01, 2004 - JUN 30, 2004
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Southern Writer's Project (staged reading)
Montgomery, AL United States
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Southern Writer's Project (staged reading) Montgomery, AL United States
JUN 01, 2004 - JUN 30, 2004
The Works-Queensland Theatre Company International New Play Festival (staged reading)
Queensland, Australia
The Works-Queensland Theatre Company International New Play Festival (staged reading) Queensland, Australia
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
AUG 05, 2017 - AUG 14, 2017
Flashback Theater Co.
Somerset, KY United States
Flashback Theater Co. Somerset, KY United States
JUN 15, 2012 - JUL 01, 2012
Azuka Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
Azuka Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
FEB 13, 2009 - MAR 15, 2009
Aurora Fox
Aurora, CO United States
Aurora Fox Aurora, CO United States
JUL 01, 2005 - AUG 31, 2005
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
Wellfleet, MA United States
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre Wellfleet, MA United States
JUN 01, 2005 - JUL 31, 2005
Actors Express
Atlanta, GA United States
Actors Express Atlanta, GA United States
MAY 01, 2005 - JUN 30, 2005
Kitchen Dog Theatre
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theatre Dallas, TX United States
MAR 01, 2005 - APR 30, 2005
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States