The Hendrix Players and the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance are gearing up for their performance of "Uncle Vanya," a dramatic adaptation by Emily Mann of the Anton Chekhov play.

The group will debut the show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The production is directed by Ann Muse professor of Theatre Arts at Hendrix.

Hendrix Players productions are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, visit or call 501-450-1343.

The story is of Alexander, a retired professor, bringing his beautiful young wife, Yelena, back home to his country estate and disrupting the lives of others there, including Sonya, the daughter of the professor and his first wife, and Uncle Vanya, the first wife’s brother. Yelena’s presence, in particular, creates tension in the household.

The cast and crew consists entirely of Hendrix students: Jenna Bracas, of Vilonia, Arkansas Stage Manager; Michael Crippen, of White Hall, Arkansas Ilya Telegin; Brian Earles, of North Little Rock, Arkansas Technical Crew; Miracle Farr, of Marvell, Arkansas Costume, Makeup and Lighting; Jack Frey, of Austin, Texas, professor Alexander Serabryakov; Emily Gardner, of Little Rock, Arkansas Scenery and Lighting; Marlee Hoggard, of Little Rock, Arkansas Marina; Madelyn Klinkerman, of Pearland, Texas as Yelena; Rory MacNicol, of Little Rock, Arkansas Scene Shop; Ivy McGrew, of Petit Jean, Arkansas Maria Voynitsky, Prop Master and Paint Charge; Dalton Cole McVay, of Little Rock, Arkansas Night Watchman and assistant stage manager; Rachel Partridge, of Little Rock, Arkansas Sonya, Lighting/Technical Crew; Nugget Settles, of North Little Rock, Arkansas Technical Crew; Jackson Sims of Little Rock, Arkansas Vanya; Bethany Starr, of Conway, Arkansas Scene Shop; Laiken Thompson, of Denton, Texas Assistant Stage Manager; Chris Wahim, of Plano, Texas Dr. Mikhail Astrov; Kathleen Wendover, of Littleton, Colorado Scene Shop; Jonah White, of Mountain Home, Arkansas Assistant Stage Manager; Eric Phillips, a Hendrix alumnus and professor of theatre arts at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, designed the set for this production.

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884.

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