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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...

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...

“Rocky Horror” Warps to Power House Theatre

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 8
Filed under A&E

There’s a light over at the Gesa Power House Theatre and if you follow it, you are sure to find the Frankenstein place, sweet transvestites and time warps galore in Hypoxik Productions’ performance of one of the most famous science fiction double features of all time. “The Rocky Horror Show,” wr...

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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Death becomes them: Senior theatre majors take final bow

Geoffrey Leach
March 5
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" opens on March 5 in the Harper Joy Theatre. The two leading roles will be played by seniors Emily Krause and Tory Davidson. Krause will be playing Rosencrantz and Davidson will be playing Guildenstern. As part of the theatre major senior project, they each have...

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Nathan Fisher
November 20
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After a long pre-holiday week, nothing seemed better than heading to the movie theater for some mindless entertainment. "Dumb and Dumber To" was certain to kill off a few brain cells but seemed like a worthy choice.  Sure, I was only one year old when the first ...

Seniors showcase skills in “Top Girls”

Seniors showcase skills in “Top Girls”

Daniel Kim
October 23
Filed under A&E

  From Oct. 23-26, four senior theatre majors will showcase their senior projects in the production "Top Girls." Sarah Ann Wollet, Caroline Rensel and Kathryn Bogley have been researching their roles and the play, while senior Anne Szeliski has been preparing as stage manager. Along with ...

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher
May 8
Filed under A&E, Reviews

For the past three years, my buddies have tried to get me to watch the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." I steadfastly resisted because my weekly TV-viewing dance card is sadly overbooked. All I heard about "Game of Thrones" was that each hour-long episode was filled with sex and violence and more viole...

‘Bears’ Showcases Landscape

Nathan Fisher
April 24
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Unbeknownst to me, as I am a movie-watching cave dweller, this is Earth Week. Hopefully you've kept the car parked and biked to the store and around campus. To celebrate Mother Earth, Disneynature released "Bears," the newest installment of their animal documentary series. To be frank, the pickings were...

‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

Emma Dahl
April 17
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The most recent production at Harper Joy Theater, "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, is the classical Greek story of Orpheus's descent into the underworld, but from his wife Eurydice's point of view. According to Assistant Professor of Theater Greg Mitchell, Whitman's theater department has taken some bi...

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Nathan Fisher
April 10
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love (good) superhero movies. Surprisingly, Marvel's recent installment, "Captain America:  The Winter Soldier" does not disappoint. After the Marvel superhero clan banded together in "The Avengers" and reminded us how awesome Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America are, Marvel has not backed...

Sex, Gore Found in ‘300’ Prequel

Sex, Gore Found in ‘300’ Prequel

Nathan Fisher
March 13
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Seven years ago, Gerard Butler brought his metal thong, sword, graphic violence, 300 friends and (most importantly) his six-pack abs to the big screen. Now in 2014, "300" finally gets a prequel, "300: Rise of an Empire," with unbelievably more blood, more gore and more sex. The original "300" is definitel...

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