The cast of The Immortal Katie Stewart includes (from left) Madd Shaddox ’20, Erin Borst ’20, and Jillian Tofukuji ’19. The production is the senior capstone project of Rachael Allmon ’19.
CONWAY, Ark. (April 10, 2019) – What happens when a fairy
godmother grants a young girl a wish, expecting her to become Cinderella? If
you are Katie Stewart, you choose immortality instead!
In The Immortal Katie
Stewart, the heroine finds herself mixed up in familiar fairy tales until she
discovers her own story. The production opens Thursday, April 18 and runs
through Saturday, April 20. Thursday and Friday curtains are at 7:30 p.m., and
Saturday’s curtain is at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the Friday performance.
No reservations are necessary, and like all Hendrix Department of Theatre Arts
and Dance productions, The Immortal Katie
Stewart is free and open to the public. To learn more, contact the Cabe
Theatre Box Office at 501-450-1343.
The play, written by Allison Price ’17 and directed and designed
by Rachel Allmon ’19, will be produced by the Department of Theatre Arts and
Dance as the season’s participation in The Contemporary American Theatre
Project, and it serves as Allmon’s Senior Seminar capstone project.
Price won the first prize in the Student Hendrix Murphy
Playwriting Contest in 2017 with this very play, and it was chosen as the
reading for Hendrix Playwright’s Theatre the same year. The Immortal Katie Stewart was Allmon’s first choice as a project
for her capstone. “I thought it was hilarious,” Allmon said. “I loved how it
took every expectation you had going into the story and did something strange
Price is from Starkville, Mississippi, and graduated from
Hendrix with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Theatre. She currently
works in the editing industry and as a legal assistant.
Cast members include:
Erin Borst ’20 – Katie Stewart
Jillian Tofukuji ’19 – Narrator
Madd Shaddox ’20 – Fairy Godmother
Avery Kennedy ’21 – Peter Cobb
David Nichols ’22 – Prince
Molly Harris ’19 – Princess
Emily Gardner ’20 – Fairy Queen
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,