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Hendrix Players Present ‘Airness’ Feb. 23-26

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Cast members of the Hendrix Players production of Airness include, from left, Rhett Booher of Little Rock, Peter Grant of Conway, and Sam Gibson of Cabot. Photo courtesy Hendrix Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

CONWAY, Ark. (February 16, 2022) – The Hendrix Players and the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present Airness, a comedy by Chelsea Marcantel, Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Cabe Theatre on the Hendrix College campus. All performances are free and open to the public, though reservations are required through

Airness premiered at the 2017 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actors’ Theatre Louisville. The play follows Nina, a novice air guitar competitor, who enters assuming it will be a simple feat to win. As she befriends a group of devoted air guitarists, she discovers the art form is more than pretend. It is about finding yourself in the songs and performing with joy. It is about pursuing “airness.” Nina’s journey reminds us that everything we need to rock is already inside us.

Airness is directed by Marti Gobel, Murphy Visiting Theatre Director for 2022. Gobel’s time at Hendrix College is funded by programming support from the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation for Programs in Literature and Language. Murphy Visiting Theatre Directors spend six weeks as artists-in-residence to direct a play and teach students about how directors interact with scripts, as well as ongoing dramaturgy and directing opportunities.


Shaunell Henderson ’23 as Nina

Landry Dosher ’23

Peter Grant ’22

Arya Mack-Gilson ’22

Rhett Booher ’24

Sam Gibson ’22


Stage Manager: Rachel Petelle ’23

Assistant Stage Managers: Elijah Dilday ’23, Lauren Seckington ’24, Griffin Squires ’24

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