Theatre Arts and Dance Department

Burn Out MacBeth

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Press Release 

“Burn Out MacBeth: A Southern Gothic Tale” 

It’s an eye for an eye in this comedy that pairs the rural people of the Ozark Mountains and Shakespeare’s classic bloody plot.  Hendrix College Players are proud to present “Burn Out Macbeth: a Southern Gothic Tale.”  It’s what Shakespeare would write if he were from Arkansas.  “Burn Out Macbeth” offers an exclusive look into the absurd daily lives of a little known American Culture, with a dialect to match.  It’s David Lynch meets Andy Griffith in the 19th Century.  The show debuts at The Vault Annex on August 5th, and runs through August 9th.  Curtain time is 18:15 with a running time of about 30 minutes.  Admission is free.  Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college ranked 16th in the “Best College Theatre” category in The Princeton Review’s 2008 publication. For more information visit and join in on our blog.

Hendrix Players Present
"Burn Out Macbeth: A Southern Gothic Tale"
August 3-10 2008

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is held in Edinburgh, Scotland where thousands upon thousands of people from all over the world come to perform and watch performances all over the city.  It started in 1947 and is still going strong.  This upcoming year, the Hendrix Murphy Program and the Hendrix Theatre department are sending a group of students over to this world-wide festival to perform "Burn Out Macbeth: A Southern Gothic Tale" to entertain tourists with their sense of ethnicity to Arkansas.  For more information about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, visit


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