Students in the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present, “The Contemporary American Theatre Project: This Random World,” next week.

The play, written by Steven Dietz, is part of the 2018 senior seminar and will debut at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. April 21 in Cabe Theatre.

The senior seminar is a “capstone experience,” according a news release from the college, which calls for students to create a theatre company and produce a play.

Each year, members of the senior seminar work together to produce a cohesive and contemporary show to be presented to the public during Hendrix College’s spring semester.

“This Random World,” the release stated, deals with “themes of serendipity and happenstance,” with several characters interacting with people who are connected to their lives in one form or another, though they may not know how or why and may not ever discover that connection.

“This play can easily be connected to daily interaction,” the release reads, questioning how many connections in our own lives we may have missed.

The members of the show include Ivy McGrew, from Petit Jean, Arkansas, as the director and with props; Sean Criswell, from Conway, Arkansas, as the stage manager and sound designer; Brian Earles, from North Little Rock, Arkansas, with scene design and the technical director; Rachael Arp, from Mountain Home, Arkansas with costume design; and Yasmin Newman, from Little Rock, Arkansas with house and publicity, poster design and lighting design.

Performances are open seating and no reservations are required. For more information, visit