A Confederate Widow in Hell
Written and Performed by Willi Carlisle & Joseph Fletcher
Willi Carlisle Productions - Fayetteville, AR
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
After 150 years of waiting, a widow has returned to resolve her eternal fate. Armoured in a full mourning gown and armed with mementos from her past life, she faces the legacy of the American South. Be haunted by a disturbing story of ghostly possessions and prophetic visions in this irreverent dramedy. “richly unsettling” - City Pages “a whirlwind deconstruction of historical revisionism” - KUAF Arts Beat A new show from the creators of There Ain't No More, awarded 5 STARS (CBC) and Best Show (Orlando Fringe).

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Fringe Performers


Parental Guidance

Warnings: Mild Language, This show addresses politics and race.

Thu July 18 2:30 PM
Fri July 19 11:00 PM
Sun July 21 8:15 PM
Tue July 23 1:30 PM
Wed July 24 10:30 PM
Thu July 25 12:15 PM
Fri July 26 4:00 PM
Sat July 27 7:00 PM

A Confederate Widow in Hell

Willi Carlisle Productions—John Hirsch Mainstage

[Editor’s Note” This is a shared review with Alabama Monster]Both family horror stories, both about malevolent legacies, both by men from the American south, both remarkable in their own way. And they couldn’t be more different from each other. Confederate Widow is an impressively staged and costumed ghost story that unexpectedly makes uncomfortable links between the slave-powered prosperity of the old south and today’s global economic structure. Alabama Monster is stripped down thrilling and moving storytelling – with pitch perfect pace and emotional escalation – the family story is intertwined with the monster tale as an allegory for terrifying inheritances. Both very well worth seeing.

Audra Lesosky

A Confederate Widow in Hell

Willi Carlisle Productions—John Hirsch Mainstage

Definitely something very different, all the way from Arkansas, that caught my attention in the program right away! Charming set, very interesting premise, perfect costuming, and extremely well done! I know I wasn’t alone in loving the headless cohort, who provided sound effects from the grave, and manned the hilarious overheads, his shirt topped off with a bow tie and nothing else. Too funny! Very creepy! So good! Loved everything about it. Top notch, professional performance that caters to my particularly hard to satisfy love of horror comedy. We all had a hoot! Highly recommend! Thank you and Please come again!

May I add, as great shows get harder to get into, this very comfy venue boasts 290 very comfy seats.

Lisa Campbell