Alumni perform in play influenced by ‘Dukes of Hazzard’

Either by chance or through an act of fate, four DU alumni were chosen to collaborate on the Aurora Fox Arts Center’s production of “Hazzard County,” playing through March 15.

The play will feature Phil Luna (BA ’85) and Luciann Lajoie (BA ’00) as lead the characters, Blake and Ruth, with Lisa Mumpton (BA ’84) portraying Quintin. Shannon McKinney (BA ’89) designed the lighting for the production.

Sharing an educational background allowed the ensemble to easily develop a comfortable working relationship, according to Mumpton.

“We tend to have the same vocabulary and our styles compliment one another really well,” Mumpton says. “It’s really been a lot of fun.”

Hazzard County challenges prejudices and preconceptions by reexamining the contemporary South through the lenses of mass media, politics and racism. The story’s progression is punctuated by monologues from people throughout the country either praising or criticizing the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show.

Performances of Hazzard County are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets cost $24 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $18 for groups of 10 or more.

To purchase tickets or for additional information call 303–739–1970 or visit

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