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Sally McCoy — A Lioness Defies the Hunter

Which history lessons we learn depend on who’s telling the story. In Barter Theatre’s production of Sally McCoy by Alice Stanley, details of the notorious Hatfield-McCoy feud - a phrase now synonymous with any intense dispute - are told from a matriarch’s point of view. This fresh approach to examining an Appalachian family saga nearly as old as the mountains from which it sprung is a welcome departure from our traditional views of the story.
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