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2018 Senior Seminar Presents ‘This Random World’

CONWAY, Ark. (March 26, 2018) — The Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance 2018 Senior Seminar presents The Contemporary American Theatre Project: This Random World, a play by Steven Dietz, on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. in Cabe Theatre.

The Senior Seminar, a capstone experience for seniors in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, calls for students to create a theatre company and produce a play. Each year, the members of the Seminar collaborate to form a cohesive, contemporary show to be presented to the public in the Spring semester. 

This Random World deals with themes of serendipity and happenstance. Several characters interact with people who are somehow connected to their lives, although they may not know why and may never discover the connection. This play can easily be connected to daily human interaction: How many connections in life have we missed?

Performances are free and open to the public, with open seating and no reservations required. For more information, visit

The members of the Theatre Arts and Dance Class of 2018 and their roles for This Random World are:

  • Ivy McGrew of Petit Jean, Ark.: Director, Props
  • Sean Criswell of Conway, Ark.: Stage Manager, Sound Designer
  • Brian Earles of North Little Rock, Ark.: Scene Design, Technical Director
  • Rachael Arp of Mountain Home, Ark.: Costume Design
  • Yasmin Newman of Little Rock, Ark.: House and Publicity, Poster Design, Lighting Design

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