23 and 24 performances are free; no reservations required
CONWAY, Arkansas (September 20, 2022)—A short play by Tennessee
Williams is complemented by the Hendrix Dance Ensemble in three performances
this weekend at Cabe Theatre on the campus of Hendrix College, 1600 Washington
Avenue in Conway.
Opening night for This Property is Condemned is Friday,
September 23, at 6 p.m., and two additional performances follow on Saturday,
September 24, at 2 and 6 p.m. Admission is free, and no reservations are
“We can’t help where we come from.” “Well, that’s just how I was
raised.” “Didn’t your Momma raise you better?” These and many other sayings
attribute behavioral expectations to how one grows up, where one grows up and
the impact of all events that make us grow up even if we don’t realize it.
“We fall in love with material items like baby dolls and kites to
displace or ignore the true feelings that can be confusing or alarming with no
one to guide us or with no one to trust,” said Brigitte Rogers, professor of
dance at Hendrix. “When the opportunity arises to honestly connect with another
living human being who listens to what you have to say, all kinds of truths and
stories can be revealed. Do we always know how long to stay and when to go?
Where is this train going to take us?”
Tennessee Williams tells a story of two young people crossing
paths — a railroad crossing between Willie and Tom — in This Property is
Condemned. Is it just the house, or could innocence, livelihood, and
spirits be worn down and about to collapse as well? One afternoon, Willie draws
a picture of days long gone for Tom. The action, vibrantly told and fondly
remembered through Willie’s life stories, brings together the two characters in
a way they will never experience again.
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.