Laura Hatfield stars as the legendary Mamie Thurman in this summer’s Aracoma Story Inc.’s production of MAMIE. The show premieres this Friday, June 19, at 8:30 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in Chief Logan State Park.
Hatfield is a veteran of the stage having performed in “Li’l Abner” as Appassionata, in “To Kill a Mockingbird” as Mayella, as Annette in “Steel Magnolias” and as Oceana and Princess Aracoma in “The Aracoma Story.”
A resident of Chapmanville, she is looking forward to “MAMIE”. “I think ‘MAMIE’ is a positive change for TAS and Logan County. Growing up, I always heard the story of Mamie Thurman and the mystery of her murder. Mamie is infamous in Logan County.
I think it is fantastic that Logan will have another original drama. The Aracoma Story Inc. is the home of ‘The Aracoma Story,’ which tells the love story of Shawnee Princess Aracoma and Boling Baker and some history of the Shawnee Indians in Logan County.
While Mamie was originally from Kentucky, her life and death in Logan has been a well-talked about event over the years.
The playwright did a phenomenal job. From all of the stories I’ve read and heard about Mamie, I believe Joyce depicted her very well. ‘MAMIE’ has the potential to be one of the best shows to cross the Amphitheater stage.
As someone who has portrayed Princess Aracoma in the past, I’m excited to get back in the swing of things with this original drama.”
For more information, show dates and tickets, you may call 304-752-0253 or visit their website www.thearacomastory.com. Tickets are also available at the gate.