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July 18, 2014

Hatfields and McCoys descendants get discounted TWV tickets

Descendants of the famous feuding families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, will be offered discounted tickets on two special nights of Theatre West Virginia’s production of “Hatfields and McCoys.”

Anyone with the last name “McCoy” will be given a discounted ticket price of $10 for tonight’s performance, and anyone with the last name “Hatfield” will be given the same deal Sunday.

General manager Scott Hill said, “If your name is McCoy or you have ever been a McCoy, you and your guests can see the July 18 performance at the Cliffside Amphitheatre for only $10.”

The same offer applies to Hatfields and their guests Sunday night.

Hill said the idea was generated for these family nights because so many people approach him after the shows, boasting their ancestry.

“I’ll have people tell me they’re a direct descendant of Devil Anse Hatfield or Randall McCoy and they’re proud of that heritage.”

He said the theater wanted to take that pride and make it into a night of celebrating the Hatfield or McCoy legacy.

Head counts will be taken each night of the Hatfields and McCoys in attendance, and Hill said, “We’ll see who supports Theatre West Virginia the most.”

Special gifts for both the oldest and the youngest Hatfield and McCoy will be presented on their respective nights.

Tonight’s musical guest will be John Covey Cole and the national anthem will be sung by Robin Hatcher. Saturday’s musical guest is Say Grace and Alex Cory will sing the national anthem. Sunday’s musical guest will be Tish Westman and the national anthem will be sung by Mary Sue Bailey.

Other special nights include “Miner’s Buy One Get One Free Night” on Saturday, where all coal miners and their families can receive buy one get one free tickets.

Hill also said July 24 will be 25-cent root beer night.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theatrewestvirginia.com.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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