• Theatre Arts and Dance

  •         Hendrix Players

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    The 2017 Senior Seminar presents The Contemporary American Theatre Project: 


                 A play by David Auburn 

               Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc 

    David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play is about 25-year-old Catherine who, following the death of her father, must face a number of long denied feelings and fears. Her Father, Robert, was a brilliant mathematician who crossed the delicate line from genius to insanity several years earlier, leaving Catherine as his sole care giver. Tensions run high as her sister Claire returns home for the funeral and Catherine navigates new feelings as a relationship develops between herself and Hal (a former student of her father’s). She must adjust to Robert’s death and come to grips with her fear that his mathematical genius, which she has inherited, may come at a dreadful price, that she may be fated to the same mental instability of her father. 

    The content of this play may result in some emotional distress.  We would like to share a friendly reminder that Counseling Services is available to all students who need help.  Counseling Services is confidential and free of charge.  To schedule an appointment or to get more information, please call (501) 450-1448. 

    Performances are Thursday April 20, 2017 and Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:30PM and Saturday April 22, 2017 at 2:00PM  

    Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College- Conway, Arkansas 

    Open Seating/ No Reservations Required 

                              Fall 2016

    Playwright's Theatre
    A Stupid Game of Dungeons and Dragons

    Friday, September 9, 2016 

    Written by Eric Walker '16
    Directed by Tadd McCulolough '02
    Cabe Theatre • 7:00 PM 

    Let Your Light In

    Friday-Saturday, September 23-24, 2016

    Choreographed and Directed by Brigitte Rogers 
    School morning performances by arrangement 
    Contact Ann Muse at 501-450-1369
    Friday curtain • 6:00 PM 
    Saturday curtain • 2:00 PM 
    Reves Recital Hall

    SweenEy Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Wednesday-Saturday, November 2-5, 2016

    Book by Hugh Wheeler 
    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Based on adaptation by Christopher Bond
    Directed by Ann Muse • Music Direction by Mark Binns
    Wednesday-Friday curtains • 7:30 PM 
    Saturday curtain • 2:00 PM 
    Cabe Theatre • Reservations Recommended

    Spring 2017

    The Sparrow

    Wednesday-Saturday, February 22-25, 2017 

    Written by Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen
    Directed by Tony Horne, Visiting Murphy Director 2017
    Wednesday-Friday curtains • 7:30 PM
    Saturday curtain • 2:00 PM
    Cabe Theatre • Reservations Recommended


    Thursday-Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 2017

    Directed by Brigitte Rogers 
    Friday-Saturday curtains • 7:30 PM 
    Staples Auditorium

    The Contemporary American Theatre ProjecT

    The 2017 Senior Seminar presents The Contemporary American Theatre Project: 


    Written by David Auburn

    Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22

    The capstone experience for the Senior Theatre Arts and Dance students
    will cause them to create a company and produce a play.
    Past productions have included MR. MARMALADE and TIME STANDS STILL.
    Thursday and Friday curtains • 7:30 PM 
    Saturday curtain • 2:00 PM
    Cabe Theatre

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    Mission Statement

         "Theatre is a clear window into the mind, the soul, the heart of         humankind—the study of which should be the aim of higher                         education. Theatre brings life to learning."

    Jane Alexander, Actor 

    Chair, National Endowment for the Arts (1993-1997) 

                              ATHE Conference 1997

    Offering students the opportunity to seek answers is the mission of the department. To that end we seek to accomplish these learning goals:

    • To create an environment that is both rigorous and encouraging,
    • To provide direct learning experiences in the classroom and
    • To recognize indirect learning experiences outside of the classroom--intellectual, emotional, and physical,
    • To understand the need that each culture possesses for self-expression,
    • To embrace the collaborative nature of the discipline.