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Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16), Harper Joy Theatre. Free for Whitman students. "Babeland presents The 'Moregasm' Workshop:" A ...

Wire Watch: Week of February 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
February 8, 2017
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...

“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, showings began for Harper Joy Theatre’s “A Night of Sam Shepard,” a two hour theatrical event featuring productions of Sam Shepard’s plays “Cowboy Mouth” and “Action.” The two plays, respectively, are directed by senior theatre majors, Erin Kirkpatrick and Drew Sc...

Keeping 400-year-old Jokes Relevant: Students Rise to Perform “Twelfth Night”

Keeping 400-year-old Jokes Relevant: Students Rise to Perform “Twelfth Night”

Allison Hall
March 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Taking on Shakespeare is a daunting task for anyone; but Harper Joy's production of "The Twelfth Night" kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with live music, palpable energy and an active engagement with the audience.

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Actors confront life, love in new production

Actors confront life, love in new production

Geoffrey Leach
April 16, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Through April 19, the Department of Theatre will perform "Three Tall Women" in Harper Joy Theatre. Written by Edward Albee, the play tells the story of three women, named A, B and C. A, played by sophomore Lauren Rekhelman, is a 92-year-old woman who tells a lot of stories. B, played by senior Anastasia...

Actually Just Kind of and Almost

Actually Just Kind of and Almost

James Kennedy
December 4, 2014
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...

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Lachlan Johnson
March 13, 2014
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 "...

Getting Adventurous with ‘Drunken City’

Getting Adventurous with ‘Drunken City’

James Kennedy
November 14, 2013
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

In covering Whitman's latest production, "The Drunken City," The Pioneer sat down with the four leading ladies of the production: the three lead actors and the director. Senior Florence LeBas directs first-year Haley Forrester as Marty, sophomore Maya Kozarsky as Linda and senior Alexandra Sc...

‘Floyd Collins’: ‘127 Hours’ the musical

‘Floyd Collins’: ‘127 Hours’ the musical

Clara Bartlett
May 2, 2013
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

From May 2 through May 18, "Floyd Collins" will grace the Alexander Stage in Harper Joy Theatre. Directed by Michael Walling and stage-managed by Sabra Jaffe, the musical tells the story, based on true events, of a man (Floyd Collins) who, while exploring a Kentucky cave in 1925, became trapped. Getting...

‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy

‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy

Emma Dahl
April 11, 2013
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Harper Joy Theatre's latest production will be Aaron Bushkowsky's "My Chernobyl," a play that Whitman's website describes as "a quirky romance, both touching and hilarious." The plot follows "a naïve Canadian [who] travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father's last remaining relative....

‘Camino Real’ Brings Surreal Mystery to Harper Joy

Sam Adler
December 6, 2012
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

"Camino Real," the second major production of the year to make use of Harper Joy Theatre's Alexander Stage, opens on Thursday, Dec. 6 for a four-day run. Tennessee Williams' surreal and literary play may not seem like the most obvious choice for a Whitman production, but the depth of its script was one of the reas...

‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History

Sam Adler
November 8, 2012
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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