Hendrix Players to perform Shepard's 'Nine'

The Hendrix Players will present “Nine” by Jane Shepard on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

“Nine” will be directed by Wayne A. Chapman, a visiting theatre director sponsored by the Hendrix- Murphy Foundation for Literature and Language. Chapman is a former professor of theatre arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has directed and acted in theatre and film across the country.

“Nine” is the story of two women held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one another alive. Held in a room and chained apart, their only currency is words, and balance of power is everything when a single word becomes the hanging point between life and death.

“‘Nine’ is a riveting, focused, and ultimately loving look at the power of human relationships to overcome the most inhumane circumstances,” said Jesse Epstein of the Cleveland Film Festival. “[It] left me breathless.”

Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The house opens at 7 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The show contains mature themes and language.

The program is sponsored by the Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. For more information, call 501-450-1343.

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