Something’s rotten in the Cooters’ backwoods cabin – and it’s not just Granma’s guts.
A blood moon’s soon to rise, once more activating the Cooter curse, caused by a dire and dreadful secret from the kinfolks dim, dark past.
The play begins, like all good setups for a story, in England with the tragic death of Sin Jin’s parents who were mistaken for grapes and trampled to death. They leave a huge fortune to their son and some cousins he’s never heard of from America. He sets off to deliver them the good news – and discovers more than he bargained for!
Thus begins a maelstrom of misadventure with hackneyed hillbillies, drawled accents, woods and rivers and beasts that quip and quibble! Through it all will they be able to break the curse that’s taking the Cooters’ one grow’d child at a time to the grave?
Performed by five actors playing multiple characters with no set, minimal props and two live musicians, Hillbilly Horror is a fast paced musical comedy of horrorful hilarity. Written and composed by Gail Evans with musical arrangement by Yoris Wilson, Hillbilly Horror stars Gail Evans, Nicola Fearn, Tania Lieman, Ciella Williams and Yoris Wilson.
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts.