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Hendrix Players Present ‘Wet or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes’

CONWAY, Ark. (February 5, 2018) – The Hendrix Players and the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance present Wet or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes by Liz Duffy Adams. The production is directed by Hendrix alumna Ashlie Atkinson ’01, Murphy Visiting Theatre Director, a position sponsored by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language.

Performances are held in Cabe Theatre from Wednesday, February 21 through Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 24, at 2 p.m. Hendrix Players productions are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. For reservations, visit or call 501-450-1343. Note: The play features adult themes and situations, so it may not be suitable for young people.

“This play lives and dies by its building of relationships,” Atkinson said in a recent interview. “Friends fight, people are betrayed, unexpressed feelings are finally expressed, people fall for each other but don’t trust each other... watching the characters risk everything for love and freedom, the level of belief they come to have in love and freedom, it’s breathtaking. That said, there’s also some great comedic moments and a fair bit of spectacle, but I don’t want to spoil any of the surprises.”

The cast and crew consist entirely of Hendrix students:

Rachel Allmon ’19 of Vilonia, Ark.                       Stage Manager 

Rachael Arp ’18 of Mountain Home, Ark.             House and Publicity

Erin Borst ’20 of Little Rock, Ark.                       Costuming and Makeup

Lauren Capes ’21 of Booneville, Ark.                   Assistant Stage Manager

Hannah Christeson ’18 of Little Rock, Ark.           Costuming and Makeup

Michael Crippen Jr. ’20 of White Hall, Ark.           Horatio

Jazmine Denney ’21 of Redfield, Ark.                   Assistant Stage Manager

Alex DerGazarian ’18 of Little Rock, Ark.             Costuming and Makeup

Laura Durham ’19 of Hot Springs, Ark.                Crew

Brian Earles ’18 of North Little Rock, Ark.           Set and Lights

Bailey Egan ’18 of Little Rock, Ark.                      Costuming and Makeup

Peter Grant ’21 of Conway, Ark.                          Marlene

Marlee Hoggard ’21 of Little Rock, Ark.               Assistant Stage Manager

Mallory Holt ’21 of Nacogdoches, Texas              Sally

Emmalee Ishmael ’19 of Prosper, Texas               Sound Board Captain

Elizabeth Jones ’21 of Mount Vernon, Ark.          Costuming

Ivy McGrew ’18 of Petit Jean, Ark.                      Venny

Larissa Isimbi Ndimbira ’20 of Kigali, Rwanda      Costume Design

Yasmin Newman ’18 of Little Rock, Ark.              Isabella

Grace Anne Odom ’19 of Fayetteville, Ark.           Tart; Dance Department Assistant

Wyatt J. Pavelsek ’21 of Eureka Springs, Ark.        Light Board Captain

Jackson Sims ’21 of Little Rock, Ark.                    Jack

Laiken Thompson ’18 of Denton, Texas              Set and Lights

Avery Waid ’21 of Hot Springs, Ark.                    Captain Joppa

Jonah White ’20 of Mountain Home, Ark.             Costuming and Makeup

Atkinson, an Arkansas native now based in New York City, will lead a director’s discussion Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 11:10 a.m. in the Seminar Room of the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building on the Hendrix campus. Before arriving at Hendrix for this production, she completed shooting for her role in the new Spike Lee film, Black Klansman.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit