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Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

Wire Watch: Week of February 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
February 8
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"'The Public Thing' Goes Public" Lecture: Professor Sarah Davies, of Whitman, will present on the "image" of Rome in the second century that helped forge an empire. To be held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, in Olin Hall 129. Free admission. "The Producers": The Mel Brooks comedy will continue s...

Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
November 12
Filed under A&E, Events

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”). The play, directed by Professor Jessica Cerullo, was performed in Harper Joy Theater from Nov. 10 throu...

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Events

A boy’s head is stuck in a bear’s mouth, people speak of stealing free things and two lovers hold themselves hostage in “This From Cloudland,” an original piece written and directed by Whitman Professor of Theater Kristen Kosmas. The opening performance took place on Wednesday, October 19 a...

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon
March 25
Filed under Campus, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Weekly Topic

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater, will be the first student-constructed wind turbine on a college campus. Because of the relatively...

Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Emma Cooper
October 28
Filed under A&E

In the Harper Joy Theater from October 22-25, Whitman students performed the comedy The Liar.

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Pio Picks: Week of Oct. 15

Martina Pansze
March 25
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

Performance of Butt Kapinski, an interactive mystery/comedy play: Oct. 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Gesa Powerhouse, 111 N 6th Ave.   JeanLouis Tripp & François Lapierre Drawing Concert and Book Signing: Friday, Oct. 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Maxey Museum. Part of the SEEING STORIES: ...

New show builds student dance community

New show builds student dance community

Daniel Kim
December 11
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Alongside the craze of the last week of class and the impending stress of finals, many students are committing every night this week to tech rehearsals for "Actually Just Kind of and Almost." Last week, The Pioneer examined the structure of the show, and this week we spoke with students about the experience. The performance will feature original movement...

Actually Just Kind of and Almost

Actually Just Kind of and Almost

James Kennedy
December 4
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

"Actually Just Kind of and Almost," the dance performance starting Dec. 11, reflects last year's introduction of dance to the theatre department, and Harper Joy Theatre has begun introducing dance-based shows into their typically play-oriented season lineup. "Seeing the dance production in our offerings...

Professor combines environmental themes in new play

Professor combines environmental themes in new play

James Kennedy
November 6
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

With experience in play-writing, acting and directing, Johnston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jimmy Maize will bring his expertise to the latest Harper Joy Theatre production, "John Muir Wolf," for which he wrote the script. Drawing upon the folklore and recent events of the Pacific Northwest,...

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Lachlan Johnson
March 13
Filed under NEWS

Performances of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" were held March 5-9 in Harper Joy Theatre as part of the collaboration between the theatre department and the Encounters faculty. This is the second year HJT has incorporated a performance of one of the texts in the Encounters syllabus, following last year's successful production of Shakespeare's "...

‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History

Sam Adler
November 8
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Things were aflutter in Harper Joy Theatre last Sunday as thespians and crew members prepared for a dress rehearsal of the second non-instant play of the term. The play in question––"Shooting Simone" by Lynne Kauffman––runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, and is to be the first big production of the year to make use of the Freimann Studio Theatre...

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