4/17/2014 8:32 AM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season, following a shutdown caused by financial problems.
Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season, which begins July 11.
The outdoor theater company performed the historical dramas "Hatfields and McCoys" and "Honey in the Rock" in past seasons at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview Park. The company also performed Broadway productions and productions aimed at children.
Theatre West Virginia ceased operations in September. This year, the Legislature allocated $125,000 for the theater. Organizers hope to raise another $325,000.
Theatre West Virginia was founded in 1955.