Image courtesy Hendrix Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
(September 19, 2019) — The Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
will offer simultaneous performances on Friday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., and again
on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. These events are part of the
College’s annual Fall Family Weekend celebrations. All performances are free
and open to the public; no reservations are needed.
A suffrage celebration: Performances of Are Women People? will take place in Cabe Theatre during the three
showtimes listed above. The production originated with an August 2019 meeting
of Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre Arts Andrew Vaught with four Hendrix students
— Lily Bay ’21, Shaundraya Jackson ’21, Ragan Price ’21, and Rachel Stewart ’22
— interested in developing a new play celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.
Using a collection of poems by noted suffragette Alice Duer Miller titled Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for
Suffrage Times, the students crafted modern-day reflections on the socio-political
progress of women. The resulting play, Are
Women People?, features 15 dramatic pieces that bring Miller’s work into
the present day and show that the concerns of the Suffragettes are very much
contemporary matters. Vaught will direct the production, which includes a cast
of eight student performers.
Same times, same days, different stage: The Hendrix Dance Ensemble presents Jazz Ovation in Reves Recital Hall,
Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, during the showtimes listed above. Choreographed
by Hendrix College Professor of Dance Brigitte Rogers, Jazz Ovation explores various styles of movement and music. Looking
through a historical lens to the present, jazz dance brings together individual
expressions to form community.
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 www.hendrix.edu.