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Three Performances of ‘The Immortal Katie Stewart’ April 18-20


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 to it.”

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

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